Mum who lost THREE of her quadruplets had to carry all of them to save one

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A pregnant Mum had to face the devastating loss of three of her quadruplets, had to carry the still born babies to full term to save one. 

Tori Keller was 19 when she found out she was expecting quadruplets with her finance Tyler Hallman. Tori and Tyler were told that three of their babies were sharing a placenta and amniotic sac while their fourth baby was in a sac of their own.

Tori suffered awful morning sickness in her first trimester of her pregnancy, and was deemed high-risk meaning she had to see her doctors weekly. When she was 15 weeks, the couple went for a scan to find out the sexes of the babies and found out they were expecting all girls. Unfortunately the couple were given the devastating news that one of the babies no longer had a heartbeat as the placenta wasn’t strong enough to sustain the  babies.

Tori went to her 18 week appointment and suffered more devastating news after she stopped feeling any movement, she was told that two more of the babies no longer had heartbeats. She was told that she would have to carry all four of her babies full term, whilst grieving the devastating loss of her and Tyler’s children. However she was then closely monitored. 

At 23 weeks Tori went into labour, she was rushed to theatre to have an emergency caesarean. Her daughter Athena was born weighing just 1lb 5oz and measured 12 inches long. Her newborn baby had to spend 127 days in hospital before being allowed home. 

Tori spoke about the tragic ordeal saying: ‘I had to carry on. I knew that I couldn’t give up. I didn’t know how to feel about carrying them with no heartbeat, but I didn’t have a choice. It’s a feeling with multiple feelings. It was hard. I was worried and scared. I’m honestly not super religious, but I prayed. I prayed everyday until my new appointment.’ 

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Lizzie Day

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