When Nebraska, US mom Sabrina Negus gave birth to four babies at once, her doctors had another surprise for her: Her boys weren't quadruplets!
Sabrina Negus gave birth to four healthy baby boys earlier this year. But although Logan, Mason, Porter and Connor were born on the same day and from the same mom, they're not your usual quadruplets.
In a typical quadruplet pregnancy, there are four eggs, one for each baby. But in the case of the Negus brothers, three of the boys — identical triplets who shared one placenta — developed from one egg, while the fourth boy, Connor, developed separately.
“Sabrina's pregnancy was one in a million,” Negus' perinatologist Dr. Todd Lovgren told the Omaha World-Herald in January after the foursome's birth. “In fact, there have been fewer than 100 pregnancies of this type reported in the United States.”
Negus says her ultra-rare pregnancy came as quite a surprise to her and her husband, Lucas. They had initially expected twins but discovered the foursome during an ultrasound.
“I was a little shocked,” said Negus, who had undergone fertility treatments after several years of trying for a baby.
With the help of 33 members of medical staff in two operating rooms, the four boys were born on Jan. 8 by cesarean section at 31 1/2 weeks. To Negus' delight, her sons were screaming when they emerged.