Four times the joy: Bali woman gives birth to quadruplets

Quadruplets born at Sanglah General Hospital on Jan. 21 in incubators. Photo: Istimewa
Quadruplets born at Sanglah General Hospital on Jan. 21 in incubators. Photo: Istimewa

A Balinese woman who said she had long tried for a child gave birth to four at once, as Denpasar’s Sanglah General Hospital reported its first-ever set of quadruplets.

The babies — three girls and one boy — were born prematurely at 31 weeks on Jan. 21. 

Doctors at Sanglah had planned for a C-section at 34 weeks, but the procedure was brought forward by a couple of weeks after the mother’s water broke ahead of schedule.

The four babies were delivered safely. However, as is common in multiple births, the last one to be extracted from the womb had some trouble breathing and was hooked to a ventilator. The last baby, like all the others, is still under observation but is expected to pull through just fine.

The mother is also reportedly recovering well. The hospital said she and her partner had been trying to have a child for a long time, and they finally succeeded through insemination.

This is the first recorded birth of quadruplets at Sanglah — Bali’s largest hospital.

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