An 'overwhelmed' SA mom, 22, gives birth to quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital

An 'overwhelmed' SA mom, 22, gives birth to quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital

A 22-year-old Khayelitsha woman gave birth to four new babies on Friday, and the new mom described the miracle as "overwhelming but exciting".

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Inga Mafenuka is the proud new mommy of two boys and two girls after giving birth at the Tygerberg Hospital on 6 July 2018.

TimesLIVE reported the Western Cape Government described the birth of Mafenuka's quadruplets as an “exceptional occurrence in any health system”.

Th Tygerberg Hospital staff pulled off all the stops to ensure the new mom and her babies receive the best care.

"During the labour process each baby had its own dedicated paediatrician in the theatre while the mother was supported by a midwife and anaesthetist at all times.", the hospital announced.

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Briefly.co.za learned for the safety of Mafenuka and her quads, the babies were delivered at 29 weeks via a c-section.

The hospital added the young mom and her quadruplets were doing extremely well.

“The mother and her ‘quads’ are in very good condition and are doing extremely well.”

South Africans took to social media to praise the Tygerberg Hospital staff and to congratulate the parents of the four babies.

Thea Williams wrote: "Congratulations team, you are the best"
Dalene Francke Jooste said, "Congrats to the mommy an her bundles of jou an up you team TBH proud to be a team player of THB best hospital ever."

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