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Wau woman gives birth to spontaneous quadruplets

By James Atem Kuir

A woman in Wau, Western Bahr el Ghazal State has given birth to quadruplets, two boys and two girls on Saturday night.

Elizabeth Achai Garang, 23, gave birth to four babies, naturally-conceived, via cesarean section on October 16, 2021in Wau State Hospital.

A cesarean section, also called a C-section, was a surgical procedure performed when a vaginal delivery is not possible or safe, or also when the health of the mother or the baby is at risk. During this procedure, the baby is delivered through surgical incisions made in the abdomen and the uterus.

“I am very happy and thankful to Godfor this gift,” said overjoyed John Tito, the father to children – who is currently in Juba – when interviewed by Juba Monitor. “The doctors say my children are in good health. The mother is also okay,” he added.

Mr. Tito, a 26-year-old said he was delighted andworriedat same time over what to feed the babies.He stated that he had no job currently after losing his driving job months ago.He said as the mother could not produce enough milk to feed the four babies, there was a need for additional milk to purchase for their feeding.

“I am told the babies werehungry and need milk. The mother cannot produce enough milk to feed them. And I don’t have means to do that [buy milk] because my contract ended in August where I was a driver…I don’t have anything to support her [mother) and the babies,” he lamented.

He appealed to well-wishers to help him feed and meet the needs of the children.

“We are looking for support because right now the mother and I don’t have any means to feed them. My request to our people, government and any well-wisher is that we need your support,” he said, adding that he was unable to go to Wauto see his children due to lack of money for transport.

Mr. Tito said the quadruplets were second birth after their first daughter -who was born in 2019 – passed away in February this year.

Multiple births such as quadruplets were said to be extremely rare occurrences that happenedin just 1in 700,000 pregnancies.

The Wau quadruplets were the third to be born in recent years. In 2019, woman in Juba at her 20s gave birth to two boys and two girls.

In June last year, a 26-year-old mother named Nyanjok Dut delivered four babies – two boys and two girls – in Rumbek State Hospital.

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