Zachary, Samuel, Joshua and Rueben are said to be "doing well"
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'One in a million' quadruplets born

A woman in Bristol has given birth to quadruplets, who were all born on leap year day, 11 weeks early.

Emma Robbins gave birth to four boys by Caesarean section within six minutes of each other on Wednesday night at St Michael's maternity hospital.

Zachary, Rueben, Joshua and Samuel are all said to be doing well. The smallest baby weighed 2lb 8oz (1.1kg), the heaviest weighed 3lb 1oz (1.4kg).

Two of the babies are identical - an occurence that has odds of about one in a million.

The BBC's John Maguire spent time with the family as they prepared for their new arrivals.

  • 02 Mar 2012
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