After years of trying to get pregnant, a couple was surprised when they welcomed their miracle baby—a daughter. Two years later, their desire to grow their family was answered in a way they had never seen coming, leaving them at a severe loss for words.
Natalie Maree and her husband Kahn from Roebourne, Western Australia, tied the knot in 2013 and immediately began trying for a baby. When two years passed and nothing seemed to work for the couple, they sought medical advice.
There, they received a shocking piece of news—Natalie had anovulation, also known as unexplained infertility. But despite the unexpected diagnosis, the couple vowed to keep trying, allowing nothing to dampen their spirits.
Finally, in May 2018, they were blessed with their firstborn, an adorable baby girl named Kiana, whom the happy parents affectionately called “Kiki.” Natalie and Kahn were delighted to embrace parenthood and referred to their daughter as their “little miracle.”
However, an afternoon check-up with the doctor prepared them for the best and the worst.
While the Roebourne parents were thrilled for their little princess, they knew they wanted to expand their family. One day, Natalie saw her 18-month-old daughter chatting with a doll, and something tugged at her heartstrings—she didn’t want her baby girl to play alone anymore.
Soon afterward, she and her husband began trying for another baby until Natalie woke up one day feeling nauseous. After feeling unwell for a few days, she had a blood test, which showed shocking results—she was pregnant again. But the complete surprise package had still not been unwrapped.
In an exclusive interview, an overjoyed Natalie recounted noticing two sacs during her seven-week scan. While she initially thought she was pregnant with twins, the sonographer told her that wasn’t the case and that there were more.
Natalie’s jaw dropped, and she proceeded to correct herself. “Triplets,” she said with affirmation. But the sonographer didn’t seem convinced with her revised answer. Without uttering a word, “he held up four fingers,” which was reason enough for the couple to lose their sanity.
When the initial shock passed and excitement kicked in, Natalie and Kahn couldn’t wait to hold their four bundles of joy. However, an afternoon check-up with the doctor prepared them for the best and the worst. The then-soon-to-be-mom recalled that she was told her pregnancy was bound to have complications.
Natalie added that she was even given the option of fetal reduction, but despite knowing the risks involved, she and Kahn couldn’t picture a world without their four blessings.
On July 21, 2020, a 34-week pregnant Natalie delivered her quadruplets via C-section and welcomed motherhood with open arms. The Australian couple became parents to a boy and three girls—Maioha Kahn, 2.3 kg, Frankee Gene, 1.92 kg, Marley Rose, 2.2 kg, and Maddison Grace, 2.1 kg.
As was expected, Kiki was thrilled to have not one but four siblings to dote on and play with. The proud mother noted that her infants were perfectly okay but needed a little help with breathing, so it took them four weeks of careful observation before they could finally go home.
Despite having their hands full, Natalie was grateful for being blessed with four more miracles. She expressed, “We’re exhausted but blissfully happy.”
Since becoming a mother of five, Natalie has been documenting her journey on her Instagram account, “Kiki and the Quads.” From glimpses into her family’s daily routine to the physical and emotional changes she went through, she often shares honest accounts from her personal life.
In a few posts, the Australian mother revealed what it was like to care for four newborns and a toddler and how challenging it could be to give all her children the attention and love they needed.