I honestly didn’t know I was carrying four babies
Nurses at Vryheid Hospital in northern Kwazulu Natal, South Africa have been commended for successfully handling the delivery of a set of quadruplets without any complication.
The patient 30 year- old Jabulile Sangweni, delivered three girls and a boy with the help of nurse, Simphiwe Nomali Buthelezi and her colleagues .
The mother was brought in by an ambulance from home on Thursday morning at 07:30, August 31 while experiencing labour pains. Though She had been attending ante-natal at eDumbe mobile clinic, she had no idea that she was carrying a set of quadruplets.
Sangweni expressed shock at the birth a set of quadruplets as she was only expecting one.
“I honestly didn’t know I was carrying four babies. I was surprised when the nurses told me I was carrying more than one child. I was really not expecting it. I didn’t know what to say. I was shocked, but I’m excited now.”
She is recovering fast and her set of quadruplets are receiving medical attention from the Vryheid Hospital medical team.
The first child was a baby boy and was delivered at 08:00, weighing 1,37kg. The second, third and fourth where all girls weighing 880g, 940g and1,1kg respectively.
Commenting on the delivery, nurse Buthelezi said,
“ When I arrived in the ward, we examined the mother and discovered that indeed there might be more than one baby in her. We then helped her deliver the second baby.
“We were quite surprised to learn that there was a third baby still coming. We then helped her deliver once more. Now, according to our training, triplets are far more common than quadruplets, so it would have been easy to assume that the third baby was the last and that she had had triplets. But when we checked, we discovered a fourth baby. We were truly, truly surprised.”