Premature Quadruplets Delivered By C-Section In Germany

Four premature quadruplets have been delivered by C-section in Germany.

The babies, named Aman, Awan, Arina and Arin, were born last Thursday, 14th March, at the Altona Children’s Hospital in Hamburg.

The hospital has said that both mother and the babies are stable.

Chief physician Dr Axel von der Wense, 64, senior physician Dr Claudia Kern, and a team of 15 other medical professionals took care of the birth of the premature babies in the middle of the night, according to German media.

Newsflash obtained a statement dated 18th March from the Asklepios Kliniken company which runs a number of German hospitals. It said: “The Altona Perinatal Centre is pleased to announce the successful birth of quadruplets via cesarean section.

“The four premature babies, three boys and one girl, arrived on 14th March. delivered by cesarean section. Statistically speaking, quadruplets are extremely rare.

“Quadruplets were last born in Hamburg in 2016. Thanks to an extraordinary team effort, mother and children are in stable condition. The parents and four siblings of the quartet are happy about the new arrivals.”

Photo shows Aman, one of the quadruplets born in Hamburg, Germany, on March 14, 2024. The four premature babies, three boys, and one girl, are delivered by cesarean section. (Asklepios/Newsflash)
Photo shows Awan, one of the quadruplets born in Hamburg, Germany, on March 14, 2024. The four premature babies, three boys, and one girl, are delivered by cesarean section. (Asklepios/Newsflash)

The statement also said: “Aman (1190 g), Awan (1400 g), Arina (1180 g) and Arin (1170 g) welcomed their parents and the delivery room team in the middle of the night – four premature babies who were immediately received by the neonatologists.”

Dr Kern said that the delivery was “really unique.” ​​

Dr von der Wense said: “The collaboration between obstetrics at the Asklepios Clinic Altona and the neonatal intensive care unit at the Altona Children’s Hospital in PNZ Altona worked wonderfully – the entire team did an excellent job and worked very well hand in hand.”

Dr Kern said: “The caesarean section is technically the same, regardless of the number of children. But the risk of bleeding with four placentas and a maximally stretched uterus is the actual risk factor here – fortunately, with the Altona Quartet we can speak of a birth without complications.”

Right from the start of the pregnancy, the mother was closely followed at the Altona Perinatal Centre, the statement said.

Dr Wolf-Henning Becker, an expert in prenatal medicine, said: “The children grew evenly and the care in the womb was exceptionally good until birth. Fortunately, in this case, the conditions were optimal: Each child had its own amniotic sac and placenta – and the expectant mother was fine the entire time.”

Janine Meier, deputy ward manager of the neonatal wards in the Altona Perinatal Centre, said: “The plan was to get the children in the 31st week of pregnancy.

“Our experience shows that the children decide when they want to come – there can be appointments that have already been planned, but the children often beat us to it.”

Photo shows Dr. med. Axel von der Wense, head of neonatology at the Altona Children’s Hospital, undated. Quadruplets was born at the Asklepios Clinic Altona in Hamburg, Germany, on March 14, 2024. (Altona Children’s Hospital/Newsflash)

But due to a ruptured membrane and the onset of labour, the quadruplets arrived on 14th March in the 30th week of pregnancy.

The statement also said that the babies would probably be cared for at the centre for the next three months.

Professor Volker Ragosch, the head of obstetrics at the Asklepios Clinic Altona, said: “The birth of quadruplets is a rare and special occasion that requires exceptional care. The perinatal centre team acted with the utmost professionalism and dedication to ensure the safe arrival of the babies and the well-being of the mother.”

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