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Last Updated: Monday, 21 April, 2003, 13:23 GMT 14:23 UK
Girl, 18, 'expecting quads'
An 18-year-old girl is reportedly expecting quadruplets - in a "one in a million" pregnancy without fertility treatment.

Stacey Theobald, a barmaid from Kent, is 10 weeks into her pregnancy, according to the Sun.

Miss Theobald went to the Medway Maritime Hospital for a scan after fearing complications with her pregnancy.

She told the newspaper: "It's incredible. I went in thinking I was losing a baby and came out with four.

"Mind you, I'm terrified now. How many nappies will I have to change? Help!"

'Hysterical'

The paper's doctor, Carol Cooper, said the pregnancy was "almost a million to one chance".

The hospital has warned Miss Theobald about the risks and asked her to consider reducing the number of foetuses, the paper says.

But she refused and said: "How could I choose?"

Medics have also told her to give up work and rest.

Her builder boyfriend, Mike Spendiff, 23, who is supporting her, was said to be stunned by the news.

Miss Theobald lives with her father, Kenny, and is due to give birth on 15 November.

She said her mother, Lorraine, was "hysterical" when told.

The hospital declined to comment or confirm the story.




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