Natalie Maree, 30, from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahn struggled for years before having their first daughter Kiki, two, so were shocked to find out they were expecting once more.
Several years ago, the mum-of-five was diagnosed with “unexplained infertility”, called “anovulation”, which meant she had to have hormones injected into her to stimulate regular ovulation.
And while she was prepared for a multiple pregnancy as twins run in her family, she was not expecting to find out she was carrying four babies. It was at her seven week scan when they found out the news, admitting that her “jaw dropped”
Natalie detailed the moment in That’s Life, and said: “At our seven-week dating scan, I lay down and the sonographer ran the wand over my belly.The mum-of-five was diagnosed with ‘unexplained infertility’ meaning she struggled falling pregnant.
“Squinting at the fuzzy screen, I spotted two sacs. ‘Twins!’ I squealed, pointing.”But the sonographer was quick to correct her, telling her there weren’t just two babies in her belly, but four.”‘Triplets!’ I cried. But slowly the sonographer shook his head. Then, without a word, he held up four fingers!” she recalled.
Adding that her husband, Kahn, “almost passed out”.Natalie gave birth to the quads at 34 weeks Credit: kikiandthequads/Instagram
Maioha Kahn, Frankee Gene, Marley Rose, and Maddison Grace were born in July within the space of minutes.
Maioha Kahn, Frankee Gene, Marley Rose, and Maddison Grace were born in July within the space of minutesCredit: kikiandthequads/Instagram
Natalie gave birth to the quadruplets via C-section at 34 weeks, following months of weekly scans to check the babies health
The quads, Maioha Kahn (2.3kg), Frankee Gene (1.92kg), Marley Rose (2.2kg) and Maddison Grace (2.1kg) were born on July 21 within the space of minutes.
Now, the mum-of-five regularly shares life updates on an Instagram account she created post-birth named Kiki and the Quads, where she details life as a mum to five kids under five.
She still talks about the pregnancy as being a “miracle” and recently shared a picture of the giant placenta online.