Newnan, Ga. (December 20, 2016) – Kortney and Justin Miller defied odds when they welcomed quadruplets at Piedmont Newnan Hospital on Friday, Dec. 16. Only a one in 700,000 chance a woman will conceive quadruplets naturally, Kortney is the first mom ever to deliver quads at the local hospital.
“I am doing so much better now that they are here,” said Kortney, who felt nervous until she heard all four babies cry and knew that they were okay. “We are so excited and blessed to have four healthy babies.”
Delivered at 29 weeks, the quadruplets each weighed approximately three pounds. Baby Brandon, the largest of the four, was first, arriving at 1:30 p.m. He weighed 3 pounds, 1 ounce and measured 16 inches long. Brayden arrived just a minute later while his brother Bryant and sister Kenlee arrived shortly thereafter.
“Things could not have gone better,” said Adegboyega Aderibigbe, MD, neonatologist at Piedmont Newnan’s Level 3 NICU. “Everyone knew what to expect. When the day arrived, we had a few hours’ notice and everything went smoothly, thanks to the ‘quad squad’s’ teamwork.”
The hospital’s “quad squad” started planning for the infants’ arrival months earlier when mom was just 15 weeks along. Heather Turner, MD, OBGYN at Piedmont Newnan, delivered the babies via cesarean section. Dr. Turner previously delivered the couple’s 4-year-old son Bentlee at Piedmont Newnan as well.
“It was a special and joyful experience to share in the care of the Miller quadruplets,” said Dr. Turner. “I am so proud to have been a part of the team effort involved. The Level 3 NICU and medical expertise at Piedmont Newnan allowed us to welcome our four new Coweta County residents in their hometown. A very special early Christmas present.”
Multiples run in Kortney’s family but Brandon, Brayden, Bryant and Kenlee are the first quadruplets.
“Everyone has been amazing from the doctors to the hospital staff,” said Kortney. “It has been a wonderful experience and we are so thankful to have so much family support.”
Visit the Piedmont Newnan women’s services page for more information.