- Inganathi Mafenuka gave birth to quadruplets at Tygerberg Hospital recently
- The first-time mom talked about what it’s like being a new mom
- And, how she refused to believe she was pregnant with four babies at first
The first-time Khayelitsha mother who gave birth to four babies spoke up about what it’s like being a new mom and how she took the news when they told her she was pregnant with quadruplets.
Inganathi Mafenuka, a 22-year-old final-year IT diploma student at Richfield Graduate Institute of Technology, said she found out at 16 weeks that she was pregnant with quadruplets.
However, the young mommy could not believe it and she added she went for a second opinion at Tygerberg Hospital, where they confirmed she was pregnant with four babies- yet, she still refused to believe it.
“I told them the baby might be changing appearance or moving its limbs,” Mafenuka said.
However, she now knows for sure she was pregnant with quadruplets, whom she welcomed with her “whole heart”.
The new first-time mom said she is ready to take care of her new babies, two girls named Bungcwele and Bunono, and two boys, Bubele and Buchule.
Her delivery received widespread media coverage since it was a rare occurrence, especially since the babies were conceived naturally without in vitro treatment.
Mafenuka received a lot of guests, including representatives from Dischem and Western Cape Health MEC Nomafrench Mbombo, IOL reported.
She was also supported by her overjoyed grandmother, Luleka, who said God blessed their family with the little ones.
However, Luleka expressed concern on how they’ll take care of four babies, since her granddaughter is still a student and she is unemployed. She added the babies’ father does not have a permanent job.
As Briefly.co.za reported previously, Mafenuka gave birth to her four babies on Friday, where Tygerberg Hospital staff pulled off all the stops to ensure the mom and her quads receive the best possible care.
Eyewitness News posted a video about the new mom on YouTube.
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