Every parent feels like their newborn is "one-in-a-million," but for an Arizona couple their miraculous foursome really is.
Jennifer Bromley, 29, of Flagstaff, Ariz. gave birth to naturally conceived quadruplets between 8:11 and 8:14 a.m. on March 13, at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center in Phoenix. The three girls and one boy were born following a 32-week pregnancy, and are the 100th set of quadruplets born at Banner Good Samaritan.
A typical gestation is 40 weeks, however, 32 weeks is considered excellent for a mother to carry quadruplets. Bromley and her husband, Daniel Zimmer, said they were excited to start a family, but shocked to start out with four children at once. Because they live in Flagstaff, which does not have the level of care necessary for this high-risk pregnancy, they relocated to Phoenix for a while.
Spontaneous quadruplets occur in about 1 in every 729,000 births, and even more rare is the fact that two of this couple's quads are a set of identical twins. When a woman is having multiples, health care providers identify them as "Baby A," "Baby B" and so on. This proud family appears to have taken that trend and run with it ...
Introducing the Zimmer quads:
8:11 a.m. Amelia Ashlyn, 3 lb. 13 oz.
8:12 a.m. Bruce Boyd, 3 lb. 7 oz.
8:12 a.m. Crissalyn Claire, 3 lb. 4 oz.
8:14 a.m. Delivia Danielle, 2 lb. 5 oz.