Sometimes mother really does know best.
Medical staff told Emma Robbins, 31, of Bristol, England, that aborting two of her naturally conceived quadruplets would increase the chances of survival for the other two.
"Each time I went to the hospital it was all about the risks and asking me to consider aborting the twins to save the other two babies. But I knew that each time I looked at my surviving babies I’d also be thinking about the ones I’d lost. The thought of it broke my heart," Robbins told the Daily Mail.
Robbins refused, telling doctors, "I'm keeping all four."
On February 29, 2012, she gave birth 11 weeks early to four healthy baby boys: Zachary, Joshua, Reuben and Sam.
The odds of conceiving quadruplets naturally are 750,000 to one. To have them born on a leap day: 3.5 million to one.
"Never in a million years did we think we’d have four babies at once. I’d be lying if I said it was easy, but we’re so glad we never gave up on our babies," Robbins told the Daily Mail.
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