Hythe couple expecting quadruplets

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HYTHE, A.B. – According to an article by the CBC, Albertan couple from Hythe is making plans for not just one baby, but four identical girls.

Bethani and Tim Webb got married last June and discovered a few months later that they were going to be parents.

Some time later, that surprise was multiplied by a factor of four when they learned that quadruplets were on the way.

Webb is only 27 weeks pregnant, but is already receiving around-the-clock care, as a precaution.

Given that the hospital in Grande Prairie is not equipped to care for especially premature babies, the mom-to-be will be at Edmonton’s Royal Alexandra hospital until the babies arrive.

Residents of Hythe are organizing fundraisers and diaper drives to help the Webbs with their new large family.

The odds of naturally conceiving identical quadruplets are hard to nail down. According her, the nurse told them the chances are one in 67 million.

Other sources estimate that the chances are at least one in 13 million and could be low one in 70 million.