DENVER (CBS4)– Melissa Reid and her husband already had five children between them when they got a big surprise — Melissa was pregnant. But that wasn’t all. She was pregnant with quadruplets — without any help from modern medicine.
At 30 years old, Melissa, along with her husband Matt and five children, are eagerly waiting for the new babies to arrive to complete their family.
“An 11-year-old, a 9-year-old, a 6-year-old, a 5-year-old and an 18-month old already,” said Melissa.
They are expecting two boys and two girls.
“We weren’t planning on having a baby. We were actually preventing it so it was a big surprise,” Melissa.
“Big, big surprise,” said Matt.
She has been at University of Colorado Hospital for two weeks. Melissa is 32 weeks pregnant and 433 miles from home in Dove Creek.
The quadruplets were completely natural, without fertility drugs.
“I wanted to be done actually after our last one. Obviously God had other plans for us,” said Melissa.
Obstetrics and Gynecology Specialist Dr. Meghan Donnelly is astonished because having quadruplets is so rare.
“Melissa is about one in millions. We can’t even quantify how rare this condition is,” said Donnelly.
“I’m very excited. I think I’m more excited than she is,” said Matt.
Melissa is due September 17. Her doctors hope she can keep those quadruplets in place for the next three weeks.
“She does not whine, she does not complain, she is always smiling and you know if any woman can do this it’s Melissa,” said Donnelly.
Melissa is counting on her family to help out when she gets home. And she is pretty sure that nine children is going to be enough.
The OB-GYN services are part of an overall partnership with Children’s Hospital of Colorado and the University of Colorado School of Medicine called the Colorado Institute for Maternal and Fetal Health (CIMFH).
LINK: Melissa’s gofundme