Bursting with joy: Mother celebrates quads" first birthday after defying the doctors who urged her to have two aborted

Bursting with joy: Mother celebrates quads' first birthday after defying the doctors who urged her to have two aborted Emma and Martin Robbins naturally conceived quads at odds of 750,000 to 1The couple were urged by doctors to abort two to save the others' lives But they defied medical advice and continued with the quad pregnancyCouple are now celebrating the first birthdays of their four healthy boys – Samuel, Reuben, Joshua and Zachary ” class=”blkBorder” /> With his newborn son: Martin Robbins with Zachary, one of the identical twins out of the quadruplets very unusually born on 29 February 2012 Not only were they conceived naturally at odds of 750,000 to one, they are also the only leap year quads in Britain to have been born on February 29 — the chances of that are 3.5 million to one — and will therefore celebrate a birthday only every four years. They are also flourishing despite the physical risks of multiple births. Indeed, when Emma — a former project manager — discovered she was pregnant with quads, she was advised repeatedly to ‘selectively reduce’ two of the foetuses to give the remaining pair a better chance of survival

I was almost killed by unborn baby"s fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusions

I was almost killed by unborn baby's fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusionsAngela Cottom almost died after a nail or hair passed into her bloodstreamThe rare condition only affects one in 80,000 birthsIt caused Mrs Cottom to suffer internal bleeding and her lungs collapsedDoctors told husband she could be in a coma for days or even weeksBut she woke up 12 hours later and went home a week later By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 7 January 2013 Born five weeks premature, twins Amelie and Ava only just made it into this world after being resuscitated with oxygen. But they’re not the only ones who are lucky to be alive. Their mother Angela Cottam almost died after a suspected fingernail or hair from one of them passed into her bloodstream during their birth