Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father of Alberta Quads Says Seeing One Baby after Another 'Like a Magic Show'

Newspaper article The Canadian Press

Father of Alberta Quads Says Seeing One Baby after Another 'Like a Magic Show'

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Astronomical odds: Natural quads enter the world

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EDMONTON - An Alberta couple will mark their first wedding anniversary next month not as a couple but as a full family of six.

Bethani and Tim Webb of Hythe, 500 kilometres northwest of Edmonton, became the parents of four identical baby girls on Friday. Obstetric and neonatal specialists at an Edmonton hospital delivered the naturally conceived quadruplets by caesarean section.

A nurse told the Webbs during the pregnancy that the odds of having natural quads are one in 67 million.

The Webbs held a media availability on Monday at Royal Alexandra Hospital, where Bethani has been since St. Patrick's Day. Emily, Grace, McKayla and Abigail were due June 29.

Three of the babies weighed right around four pounds. The tiniest was three pounds.

"With the high-risk nature of the pregnancy there was always talk that there was some risk of delivering very early," said Dr. …

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