Mom Pregnant With 'Triplets' Gets Surprise of Her Life During Delivery

kim fugateBeing pregnant with triplets, and then giving birth to them, seems like an exhausting feat, to say the least. So, when Kimberly Fugate gave birth to what she thought was her last baby out of the three she was carrying, she breathed a sigh of relief. Except she wasn't done. Unbeknownst to Fugate and her doctors, there was actually a fourth baby in there.

"More feet!" Kimberly heard the doctor say after she delivered her third. And, according to her, all she thought was, "Noooo!"

Apparently, the fourth identical quadruplet, which was conceived naturally, managed to be missed during numerous ultrasounds, keeping her existence hidden until birth. The baby was tucked away behind all three of her sisters. The girls, who are currently in neonatal intensive care at University of Mississippi Medical Center, are all doing well, but mom, understandably, is a little freaked out, because, OMG she just gave birth to quadruplets!

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I'm sure Fugate and her husband are thrilled to have four new healthy babies in their life, but the surprise of an extra child had to have been a little jarring for them. They clearly mentally, and physically, prepared for three. And, not to be a party pooper here, but yikes, those night time feedings are going to be rough.

The important thing is that everyone is healthy here, so congrats to the Fugate family! And Kim, mom to mom, I'm sending you a virtual hat tip across the Internet. Four babies? Wow.

Have you ever heard of something like this happening before?


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Lynette Lynette

I have never had a csection, but giving birth via planned csection doesn't sound exhausting.

Lynette Lynette

Correct me if I am wrong though!

nonmember avatar Nadah V

I had an emergency C-section with my son after 9 hours of no progression of dilation. Both the labor and C-section, regardless of the fact that they used general anesthesia, take a tremendous toll on your body. A C-section IS major surgery after all.

savery savery

Lynette, that was somewhat of a rude comment and a little presumptious. Giving birth is hard on a woman's body regardless of how it happens. But to have to undergo major surgery, with a 6 inch incision cutting into all four muscles in your lower abdomen is definately exhausting...whether it's planned or not.

Lynette Lynette

I never said recovery was going to be rough! A hell of a lot harder to recover from than a vagibal birth, I get that. But the actual birth itself doesn't sound exhausting when it's planned, no trial of labor, etc.

nonmember avatar Asa

@Nadah difference is, this woman's was a planned csection yours wasn't.

Anyway I don't think it makes a difference if she was exhausted or not because she WILL be exhausted once she takes them home.

jashley5 jashley5

Lynette, you are wrong. Lol I have had both 2 c-section and 2 v- backs and the c-section where the hardest all the way around for me.

zombi... zombiemommy916

I think it depends ...I've had three cesareans and only had natural labor with my first (12 hours of it )...I felt the same after each on...exhausted and feeling like I'd been hit by a truck...there's different kinds of "exhaustion" birth is not a contest

jashley5 jashley5

And if you read other stories about it they say "She went into labor and the dr couldn't stop it."

japan... japanmommy

While you do have a spinal block it is still incredibly exhausting. I don't have multiples but every minute that they were trying to get my baby out was hard on me, uncomfortable and even a bit painful but not in the normal sense of pain. The second time I felt like I could feel their hands inside of me under my skin. I couldn't breath. There was definitely a sigh of relief when my baby's were out.

So no, it's not the same as vaginal birth but it definitely isn't easier.

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