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Lj46 Thu 14-Jun-18 22:23:12

First pregnancy and have discovered its quads really just want to hear from others am only 8 weeks and can't find any information on the chances of the 4 making it to at least 32 weeks and if they don't all make it is there a chance that some will?

Kelseymumof2 Sat 23-Mar-19 19:52:55

Wow quads congratulations! I’m afraid I have no experience with quads but my cousin had triplets last year and she made it to 33 weeks and all babies were small and had to stay in hospital for a bit but were healthy. Hope all goes well for you!

Merrydoula Sun 17-Mar-19 07:57:47

@Lj46 I'm so sorry to hear about Tommy! That must have been awful for you...
So lovely to hear the the other 3 are healthy and doing well! Good luck for the future with your fantastic 3! X

WrathOfGrapes Fri 15-Mar-19 16:33:48

That's great, good luck to you x

Lj46 Thu 14-Mar-19 10:02:47

Apologies my babies were born on 30th October 2 boy's and 2 girls at 27+6 unfortunately Tommy only lived for a few hours but Bobbie, lily and Anna are thriving, Bobbie got home at 53 days and the girls at 71 we are very blessed with 3 healthy and happy children

NiceNewShiny Wed 13-Mar-19 11:31:48


MontStMichel Wed 13-Mar-19 01:19:32

One of DD’s uni friends is one of identical quads. All 4 went to university!

Merrydoula Wed 13-Mar-19 00:54:01

@Lj46 Hey hun, just checking in to see how things went with your amazing quads smile

whatsthestory123 Sun 04-Nov-18 19:21:37

hi op,hope things are going well

IHeartMarmiteToast Tue 09-Oct-18 19:52:15

Hey!!! How's it going? Hope you're all doing well

fadeintoobscurity Tue 25-Sep-18 16:23:41

@chickenchip yes, about an hour away but they lived in so might be worth asking anyway provided you can put them up- imagine quads would be excellent work experience!

chickenchip Tue 25-Sep-18 15:14:20

@fadeintoobscurity I'd be interested in The Norland nanny, but believe it's only in the Bath area. Was your friend near there or further out?

fadeintoobscurity Tue 25-Sep-18 08:44:01

You could contact norland nannies - a friend of mine had twins and a 15month old. They sent 3 students, one at a time to live in or out and help for free! It made her first year so much easier! Good luck! X

ForTheLoveOfDoughnuts Tue 25-Sep-18 08:42:02

Congratulations. Another vote for tamba. I have sisters who are twins and my mum was involved with tamba. She also went to a nct group which was all multiples. I think that might of been through tamba.

chickenchip Tue 25-Sep-18 08:28:55

Wow you are doing amazing. Just hunker down now, rest as much as you can and grow those babies. Do you know what you are having?

Check you have Homestart in your area as they can offer volunteer support to help. Also eventually you could look at prop feeding. Look at Milky Mate but there are cheaper alternatives.

I'm on instagram and have found a great support network of triplet and quad parents.

I know triplets isn't the same as quads but please message me if you need a chat or just want some advice.

P.s my babies have arrived and are doing well.

Mabelface Tue 25-Sep-18 06:54:59

I have adult triplets born at 33wks. All healthy with no issues. Listen to your body carefully and don't overdo it. Best of luck.

Lj46 Tue 25-Sep-18 06:49:55

Not sure really 22+6 today and back for another scan, on weekly scans now. One of the babies has selective fetal growth so worried about it and the impact on its twin if it stops growing. Still at home and mobile but starting to struggle to stay comfortable they are talking about taking me in soon and early delivery. Just praying that I can get to 28 weeks 30+ would be amazing just want 4 babies home so longer they are in here the better.

IHeartMarmiteToast Mon 24-Sep-18 22:26:53

Hey @lj46 how're you doing?

Bellabutterfly2016 Sat 21-Jul-18 15:37:18

Hi op - I hope the scan went well, was thinking of you x

Lj46 Thu 19-Jul-18 12:04:04

Going well thanks another scan tomorrow so hopefully all will be OK

Merrydoula Thu 19-Jul-18 10:49:40

Hi @Lj46 Just wanted to ask how things are going with your fabulous 4. X

Woodenhillmum Mon 09-Jul-18 19:46:37

Congratulations ,triplet mum here with sibling 24 months older .You will do things differently to singleton mums but don’t compare / worry / feel disheartened .Life will be hectic and exhausting but so rewarding watching your little team grow , mine are all grown up now and I miss those days !

chickenchip Thu 21-Jun-18 01:42:08

Wow congratulations- it must be very daunting but there is help out there.

Request to join Facebook group "UK Triplet and Quad Mummies" and they can point you in the direction of other groups.

Join TAMBA too and they offer all sorts of support.

I'm due to have triplets this week (34 weeks) and the info on triplets can be difficult to dig out so make as many real life (social media) connections that you can. The sharing experiences and asking questions is really good.

You will be under consultant care which is very reassuring (scans every two weeks for triplets so maybe more for quads).

It's a rollercoaster that's for sure.

Please feel free to PM me although these next few weeks might be s bit busy for me!!

rosamore Tue 19-Jun-18 18:05:06

I've not had quads myself (twins twice here), but my grandma is a quad born at home in rural France in 1945. They were born at approximately only 5 weeks early and were all small but relatively healthy weights. No idea until they were born (obviously, otherwise a trip to the hospital would've been more sensible!), but great grandmother was a twin so was kind of expecting the same.

Freshprincess Fri 15-Jun-18 20:48:13

Oh wow, congrtualations. I've 'only' got twins. A lady I know who had triplets, spent quite a long time on bed rest in hospital. All delivered safe and well.

Definitely join TAMBA.

Good luck.

SheepyFun Fri 15-Jun-18 20:38:25

A friend has quads. She'd hoped to go to 32 weeks, but went into labour at 27/28. All four made it; they're about a year old now, and I don't know of any disabilities/special needs, though they're still pretty young. We're not in close contact - she gave birth in the US, so I can't tell you everything, but I hope that's an encouragement.

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