A woman who was told she had little chance of becoming pregnant has given birth to quads.
Shabnum Sadiq, from Reading, beat odds of 729,000-1 to have the four naturally-conceived children: non-identical sons Haider and Zayan and identical daughters Zareen and Maheen. The 25-year-old, who is also mother to six-year-old Shireen, despaired of having any more children after a miscarriage and a diagnosis of polycystic ovary syndrome.
But less than a year after being told the condition meant she was unlikely to conceive again, Shabnum and her husband Khizran, a self-employed builder, are celebrating the birth of their "little miracles".
The quads were born by Caesarean section at the Royal Berkshire Hospital in Reading six weeks ago, and were well enough to go home two weeks ago.
The babies also beat the odds in that they were all healthy - quads normally have a 20 per cent chance of survival.
Shabnum said: "When doctors told me there was little or no hope that I'd be able to conceive again I curled up in bed and cried for hours.
"Now, whenever I look at my little babies sleeping peacefully my eyes well up because I'm so happy. They're four little miracles.
Khizran, 27, added that he was "gobsmacked" and "couldn't be happier" at the quads' arrival." The quads have completed our family."