Kim Tucci — who gave birth to quintuplets in January 2016 — has released pictures from a photo shoot of her babies. Believe it or not, Keith, Ali, Penelope, Tiffany and Beatrix were conceived naturally — a one in 55 million chance.
She, in fact, gave birth to them in just 2 minutes, assisted by a team of 50 doctors and nurses. Tucci told an Australian current affairs programme, 60 Minutes, that her body was shutting off during the pregnancy. Due to mounting health risks to both her and her yet-to-be-born children, she was initially given a choice of saving two babies, while terminating the others. “No-one thought I could do it, and I did, I showed everyone in my life,” Tucci said in the interview.
According to a WA Today report dated March 16, 2016, Tucci has about 150 volunteers on hand to help her and her husband with the estimated 50 nappy changes and 40 bottle feeds each day. Perth and Districts Multiple Births Association (PDMBA) volunteer support programme coordinator, Krista Bingham, said, “The volunteers will be doing stuff like helping to feed babies, changing nappies, helping with washing bottles and preparing feeds and changing linen and washing baby clothes and all those sort of tasks. They’ll also help with cuddling the babies which is really important because multiple birth babies need cuddles just as much as single babies do.” Many of the volunteers are twins or triplets themselves.
The Tucci family has set up a crowdfunding initiative on Gofundme.com to raise money for a van that is big enough to fit their entire family.
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