Khalifa, Mohammed, Hamdan, Fatima born to one mum
Abu Dhabi - The babies of the Emirati woman weighed between 1.2-1.5kg and are in good health
An Emirati woman has given birth to quadruplets - three boys and one girl - at Danat Al Emarat Hospital for Women and Children in Abu Dhabi.
The babies were delivered in the 31st week of pregnancy and weighed between 1.2kg and 1.5kg. The mother and her children are in good health and have since been discharged from the hospital.
Dr Rihan Saafan, obstetrics & gynaecology consultant at Danat Al Emarat Hospital, who performed the C-section, said the mother first visited the hospital at her 12th week of pregnancy.
"As we confirmed her pregnancy with the quadruplets, the hospital developed a thorough and comprehensive monitoring plan, supervised by a multi-disciplinary team of physicians. The mother also underwent regular checkups and was monitored at the foetal medicine unit to ensure the foetuses' wellbeing and to track their growth and development," she said.
"A C-section was decided on her 31st week of pregnancy. Our neonatology department prepared four incubators for the quadruplets given that they were premature and weighed less than normal due to their early delivery.
The father of the quadruplets, S. A., was so joyful and named the babies Khalifa, Mohammed, Hamdan and Fatima.
"I was speechless when I found out my wife was pregnant with quadruplets. The day of her delivery was an extraordinary day. I was keen on being with her in the delivery room, along with the medical and clinical staff, and was surprised to find the hospital's management celebrating this event with us in a unique manner, and my wife was moved to a special suite decorated with roses and chocolates," he added.