Natalie Maree, a 30-year-old from Roebourne in Western Australia, and her husband Kahm struggled for years before having their first daughter, Kiki, who is now two. Then, they were surprised to find that they were waiting once again.
Speaking to That’s Life, he said: “Squinting at the blurry screen, I saw two sacks. ‘Twins!’ I squealed, pointing.”
The young mother said she was shocked when she found out she was expecting quadruplets during her routine ultrasound.
She said her husband Kahm “almost fainted” when he heard the news.
Natalie gave birth to the quadruplets by Caesarean section at 34 weeks, after months of weekly scans to check the babies’ health.
The quads, Maioha Kahm (2.3 kg), Frankee Gene (1.92 kg), Marley Rose (2.2 kg) and Maddison Grace (2.1 kg) were born on July 21 within minutes of each other.
Now a mother of five, Natalie regularly shares updates from her life on an Instagram account she created after the birth called Kiki and the Quads, where she details life as a mother to five children under the age of five.
She explained that it takes the couple an hour and a half to feed all four babies, and as soon as they go to sleep, she counts down to the next meal.
Natalie also credits her “amazing” body for carrying her quadruplets and calls her pregnancy a “miracle.”
She recently shared an image of the giant placenta online, showing the incredible journey she has gone through to become a mother of five.
Her story is a testament to the strength and resilience of mothers who overcome incredible obstacles to bring a new life into the world.