Transcript of Interview with Powell Quadruplets

by Alan Lindemann, M.D.

Dr. Lindemann’s video is about maternal and mortality at a time when maternal deaths in the United States have increased at an alarming rate.


The good news is that there are success stories. Twenty-two years ago I delivered a set of quadruplets with parents, Sandy and Doug Powell. Sandy was kind enough to send me pictures of the four babies, Ashley, Samantha, Matt, and Andrea, for many years.

When Dr. Lindemann decided to create the video about maternal mortality, he knew immediately that he would like to interview the Powells. There are huge successes in delivering babies and Dr. Lindemann wanted to be able to talk about those as well.

Sandy and Doug Powell agreed to be interviewed, and said their four children would like to be included in the conversation, which was the icing on the cake.

The Powells tell their stories, ranging from poignant to scary to humorous, ending up with an hour of interview film. We have posted the interview video on YouTube, but we are also realistic enough to know some people would find it hard to sit through an hour of  conversation.

For those who prefer to read rather than watch a video, Dr. Lindemann has had the interview transcribed.

Congratulations to the Powell family for a job well done!




Dr. Alan Lindemann

Obstetrician-Gynecologist (OB/GYN)​

He is an obstetrician and maternal mortality expert with 4 decades of medical practice beginning in Minnesota and presently in North Dakota. He has delivered around 6,000 babies with zero maternal deaths.