Mary Voekcker, of Kent County, delivered the foursome on Thursday.
“The procedure went very well. It was uncomplicated,” said Dr. Anthony Moorman, one of the OB/GYNs who delivered the babies. “The mother, babies and dad are all doing well. It was very reassuring to hear each of those babies cry.”
The procedure lasted about one hour, Moorman said, and took a team of 20 nurses and six staff members, including doctors.
The babies are two boys and two girls, ranging in weight from 2 pounds 6 ounces to 4 pounds 10 ounces. The babies will remain in the hospital’s neonatal intensive care unit for a few weeks.
Hospital officials said it’s the second set of quadruplets and the 13th delivery of three or more babies at once that the hospital has done in the past five years. The largest multiple birth at the hospital was a set of quintuplets in 2008.
Voelcker’s husband is a twin, so he said he expected the possibility of a multiple birth but was shocked to learn his wife was pregnant with quadruplets. The Voelckers already have a 3-year-old son.