Woman Gives Birth to 4 Babies at Once, but They're NOT Quadruplets (VIDEO)

four babiesHere's a crazy story out of Nebraska about a family who recently welcomed four baby boys into their family. While stories of multiples aren't all that unusual these days, this one is as the four boys were not quadruplets. Instead, mom Sabrina Negus delivered triplets ... plus one.

Huh? According to Fox 19, in typical quadruplet pregnancies, there are four eggs. In the case of the Negus boys, however, there were only two eggs -- one for their triplets (Porter, Logan, and Mason) and one for their plus one (Connor). 

It's unusual for sure. According to Fox 19, it's one of only 100 cases to happen in the United States. It wasn't without risk either.

According to Dr. Todd Lovegren, who oversaw the case, because the three boys were using one placenta, there were many potential complications. Sabrina was put on bed rest around 20 weeks into her pregnancy, and in January, when she was around 31 1/2 weeks, they saw that one of the babies wasn't growing because it wasn't getting adequate nutrition. That meant it was time for them all to be delivered. It took a medical staff of 33 people and two operating rooms, but just nine weeks later, all the babies were home and all are doing well today.

For anyone who doesn't know the back story, the boys will likely just be seen as quadruplets. I wonder, however, how it will affect Connor, the plus one. Will he feel excluded? Will it make him feel special? Or will it just be one of those funny little details in his life story that doesn't seem to matter much? Time will tell I suppose.

In any case, it's an amazing story. When it comes to the work of raising the four boys, however, there's really no difference between raising them and raising quadruplets. Four boys to feed, four boys to diaper, four boys to entertain, and four boys to get to sleep. Of course, there's also four times more adorableness and joy. As Sabrina told the station:

We're incredibly real blessed. I mean, there's not a thing wrong with these guys. They are absolutely healthy and you could not ask for anything more than that.

Do you think it will be difficult for the child who's not a triplet?


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nonmember avatar FarmersWife

I'm lost as to why you are not calling them quads? So what if three are identical and shared a placenta while the other didn't. Interesting info for sure but it makes them no less quadruplets. They were all carried in the same uterus at the same time and born at the same time.

nonmember avatar trina

Well ..

If a woman has two babies born from different sacs they are still considered twins ... so I don't see why a woman who had four babies at once isn't considered to have had quadruplets .. idk, maybe its just me.

cecil... cecillesmommy

We have triplets like that at my center or as mom calls them "the twins and the single" whenever we see them....

worki... workingmama86

because they were all born on the same day from the same mother, they are still quads. Call it what you want, but come on. It's the same thing has fraternal twins. They are still called twins, aren't they?

laris... larissalarie

By that logic only identical twins would be considered twins, yet fraternal twins called twins all the time.

nonmember avatar Kristin

This article is ridiculous. Of course they are quadruplets, they are four babies born at the same time to the same parents. Are my identical twins not actually twins because they didn't share a placenta!?! Yes it's possible for identicals to have separate placentas depending on when the split happens. Ugh, these kind of articles drive me nuts.

nonmember avatar Shelley

This seems like a fluff story. Yes it is rare but must we really wonder if Connor is going to feel left out if you go so far as to write an article about the "triplets plus one ". Anybody ever see the double identical twins? Still quads right?

nonmember avatar Twinlover

This is a truly idiotic article. Of course they are quadruplets! Fraternal twins are still twins, just as much as identical twins.

Tracey Scott

WHATEVER quad means 4. There are 4 babies. ACCEPT IT.

Evilf... Evilfelly07

lol they are quads, end of story :P

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