A couple from Essex who maxed out their savings on ‘last chance’ IVF treatment to give their daughter a sibling, have given birth to quads.
Carla and Paul Crozier, of Grays in Essex, had several attempts at trying for children before they had IVF on the NHS, which resulted in their three-year-old daughter, Darcie.
The Mirror reported that the couple had spent their life savings on treatment to give Darcie a sibling – but got more than they bargained for.
The couple took out a £8,000 loan for their final treatment and had previously spent £8,000 in savings to fulfil their family
After a two heartbreaking failures, the couple had the shock of their lives to be told the IVF had not only worked, but that they were expecting quads and to make it even more unusual, the four babies were two sets of identical twins – a 70 million-to-one chance.
The four little girls, Alyse, Demi, Isla and Milla, were born on March 27, 12 weeks early, each weighing just over two pounds
Carla, 34, told the national newspaper: “It’s still only just hitting home that we’ve got four babies. Last weekend we had our first cuddle with all four girls at once. That was when it really sank in.”
The couple have been looking at larger cars, prams and will be changing on average about 40 nappies a day.
Friends of the couple have set up a JustGiving page to help raise funds for the family