A woman in Delhi has given birth four babies (quadruplets) via in-vitro fertilization procedure at a private facility in Delhi, hospital authorities said on Saturday.
The 32-year-old mother, a homemaker, being childless for eight years since marriage, has now given birth to three boys and a girl, and it is said they are all healthy and back at home now, hospitals authorities said. The husband and wife were at the brink of giving up as they opted for assisted reproductive technologies (ART), like intrauterine insemination (IUI) to become parents, but failed due to low ovarian reserve (the number and quality of eggs in the ovary), doctors at the IVF clinic said.
The birth took place on July 12 at a unit of Seeds of Innocence, a fertility clinic chain based in south Delhi. Dr Gauri Agarwal, director and co-founder, Seeds of Innocence, says the woman had already gone through four cycles of IUI by the time she came to the clinic. Upon investigating the reasons, it was found that anti-mullerian hormone (AMH) levels were low, which indicated low ovarian reserve, such women need IVF, she said. The would-be parents were offered the option of in-house foetal reduction and explained in detail about risks of carrying quadruplet pregnancy, but "they persisted," the hospital said.