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Jun 03,2008
UK couple naturally conceives quads
by UPI

PLYMOUTH, England -- A British soldier says he should have played the lottery now that he and his wife have beaten astronomical odds by naturally conceiving quadruplets.

Emma and Michael Wing of Plymouth are expecting four new additions in about 34 weeks, an unlikely feat considering no fertility drugs were used and the young couple wasn't even trying to get pregnant.

"We've been told that there's a one in 700,000 chance of having quads," Wing told The Telegraph Friday. "We should have played the lottery instead."

The Telegraph said the pregnancy promises to be a harrowing one. Emma is described as already struggling with the strain of carrying four babies. And doctors expect the infants will be delivered prematurely.

The newspaper said doctors offered the Wings the opportunity to have one or more of the fetuses removed to improve the chances of survival for the others. The couple decided to see it through.

"Both of us are against abortion," said Wing, a Royal Artillery gunner. "We decided to take the risk."

Copyright © 2008, by United Press International. All Rights Reserved.

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