The news of having a baby can evoke an array of emotions for a woman. It can be an exciting moment for some, as they look forward to forming a family and nurturing their child. However, the joy is much more profound for women who were previously told they were unable to have children.
Lauren had always dreamed of becoming a mother. However, after a year of attempting to get pregnant with no success, the idea of undergoing fertility treatments appeared to be too overwhelming. She and her husband decided to take a vacation to plan their next course of action.
She discussed her fertility issues with her church members and pastor on the trip. The pastor prayed for her, and before heading home, she had a message for Lauren.
“She told me she knew God had big plans for me; she didn’t know what, but it would be big,” Lauren wrote on social media. She thought nothing of the pastor’s words.
After one round of intrauterine insemination, Lauren was sure it hadn’t worked. But it had.
During one check-up, the nurse told Lauren that her beta levels were high, and that meant she was having multiples.
Lauren and her husband assumed they would have twins or triplets, and that seemed overwhelming.
The biggest surprise came during their first ultrasound.
After studying the screen for a while, the doctor announced: “I just counted 5.”
Lauren’s immediate thought? That’s not possible!
“Hold on,” the doctor said. “I just found a sixth one.”
The shocked couple just stared at the screen.
They were part of the 1% chance of conceiving sextuplets.
They now had a monumental decision to make: reduce the babies’ numbers or keep them all. There was a slim-to-none chance of all the babies surviving.
They chose to keep them all, and the doctor promised to do everything they could to get Lauren to 28 weeks.
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