Charlene Medlicott, 22, who was warned by doctors that she would never be able to conceive naturally, has described her excitement at becoming Britain’s youngest mother of four identical twins. The chances are 25 million to one. She had been advised that without IVF treatment, she would most likely never be able to start a family. Ms. Medlicott was taken aback when she spontaneously conceived and realized she was expecting four children.
On December 11, she gave birth to four healthy baby girls: Gracie-Lou weighed 3 pounds 6 ounces, Rosaline weighed 3 pounds 4 ounces, Amalia-Rose weighed 2 pounds 9 ounces, and Eveylynn weighed 2 pounds 6 ounces. Doctors first thought she had two identical twins, but DNA evidence revealed that all four girls were identical after the children’ father, Mark, failed to tell them apart. Mark explains: “I realized they all looked extremely similar and it was difficult for me to tell them differently. As a result, we decided to do a DNA test. The girls were all identical, according to the findings we received last week.”