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Arizona couple welcome quadruplets at Dignity Health St.

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PHOENIX, June 28, 2022 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) — An Arizona couple have full hearts and hands after delivering all four of their quadruplets to their home from Dignity Health St. Joseph’s Hospital and Medical Center following a complex delivery and a 10-week stay at the hospital’s Nursery Intensive Care Unit (NyICU). has welcomed.

“We are so blessed to add four little miracles to our family,” said Ashley Crandell, mother of the quadruplets. “They are incredibly strong and we are so grateful for the care they received at St Joseph’s. We look forward to making more memories at home as a family of seven.”

After having their daughter, Isla, Ashley and Lance Crandell knew they wanted more children but struggled to get pregnant. The couple were shocked to learn Ashley was pregnant. Another big surprise awaited them when they found out more than one baby would join their family.

“For our first ultrasound, the technician loaded four separate sonograms onto the screen,” Ashley said. “It took me a minute to process that she was showing us four babies. When it hit us, my husband and I broke out in panicky giggles.”

Those panicked giggles turned to cheers and tears of joy as the couple shared the exciting news with their friends and family. At a party their guests mistook for a gender reveal party, the Crandells opened a box, only to have a number four balloon pop out.

But like most women who carry multiples, the road to delivery wasn’t easy. Quadruples are extremely rare. Of the more than 3.6 million births registered in the United States in 2020, only 108 were quadruplets, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. Pregnancy can be stressful for both the mother and the babies.

Ashley was monitored very closely throughout her pregnancy. At one point in Gilbert, Arizona, the couple were told they might even have lost one of the quadruplets. A week later, however, four heartbeats were detected, …

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