Today, the babies - two of whom had to fight for their lives after being born prematurely - will celebrate their first birthday with a family party and a cake each. The couple, who have been in a relationship for more than decade, set their hearts on having children last year. They decided Miss Miller would be the one to give birth and she had fertility treatment at a private clinic. Using a sperm donor, the eggs were fertilised and the couple were delighted when they were told that four embryos had implanted in her womb.
Lesbian couple celebrate first birthdays of their IVF quadruplets
And Then There Were Four: Lesbians with Quadruplets
By Laura Pullman for the Daily Mail. A lesbian couple desperate for one child have given birth to four - two sets of twins who arrived a few weeks apart. Laura Calvin and Sheri Green, from Naples, Florida, defied the odds when they both became pregnant through artificial insemination and were amazed to discover later that they were both expecting twins. The couple, who first started trying for children more than three years ago, are now the proud mothers to three girls and one boy — who all turn one this month.
My partner and I had a few weeks of butterflies dancing in our stomachs when an early blood test indicated my wife might be carrying twins. Turns out there was only one baby — and honestly, we were relieved. As first-time parents to be, a single seemed daunting enough. So when I read about this lesbian couple who wanted one kid and ended up with four, my jaw just dropped.
Grandmother of eight Tracey Britten hit the headlines in October last year when she gave birth to four IVF babies at 31 weeks. After surviving a dramatic fight for her life in intensive care, her young ones have defied the odds to see their first birthday yesterday. To mark the occasion, Tracey, 51, who has three adult children, took her tots to Preston, Lancashire, to visit the grave of her mother. Tracey, who was raised in Preston but now lives in London, explored the option of IVF with her year-old husband Stephen after unsuccessfully trying for a baby naturally.