Mum Who Refused To ᴀʙᴏʀᴛ One Of Her Miracle Triplets Gives Birth To Three Healthy Babies After Decided To Take Out A Hefty $30,000 USD Loan Final Shot At Pregnancy
Christy doubted her chances of falling pregnant due to being in her 40s and sought fertility specialists. Knowing the biological clock was against them, they tried IUIs and IVF but were unsuccessful. After a vacation following a failed IVF attempt and looking into adoption options, they decided to try for children of their own one final time.
According to the Centers for Dɪsᴇᴀsᴇ Cᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ ᴀɴᴅ Pʀᴇᴠᴇɴᴛɪᴏɴ (CDC), 30% of women between the ages of 40 and 44 experience ɪɴFᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ.1 Your chances of conceiving in any given month also become lower as you get older. Each month, the average 30-year-old woman has about a 20% chance of getting pregnant. A 40-year-old only has a 5% chance of getting pregnant each month.
After their struggles to conceive through IUIs and an IVF attempt, the couple from Richmond, Virginia, USA, decided to take out a hefty $30,000 USD loan to cover the cost of one last round IVF. They had two embryos transferred to increase their chances of success and it worked, with scans initially revealed they were having twins.
“I was 41 and couldn’t waste any more time, so the specialist agreed to put two embryos in. It was a miracle. The feeling was amazing. I never thought I would be able to have children and yet I always wanted them so badly.”Christy said: “At their 12-week ultrasound a third ‘hidden’ baby was discovered but instead of joy they were presented with a grave decision – to terminate one or ʀɪsᴋ ʟᴏsɪɴɢ two of them.
“The day we found out we were having triplets we were in such shock, we couldn’t believe it. They gave me the choice to terminate one of my babies or ʀɪsᴋ ʟᴏsɪɴɢ the twins. It was crazy to go from the joy of the third baby to talking about terminating one of them. We love all, so we decided to take our chances.”
To have them all three come out alive and healthy without any problems were miracle. Due to having a high-risk pregnancy, the mum-to-be was put on bed rest from 20 weeks. On top of mobility difficulties, she ʙᴀᴛᴛʟᴇᴅ ᴘᴀɪɴ ᴀɴᴅ ᴀᴄɪᴅ ʀᴇFʟᴜx from three babies pushing heavily on her gull bladder.
But her strife was worth it, when on April 6th, she gave birth to three healthy babies.
“Every day, I’m so thankful they are in our lives, there are days when it’s hard being a triplet parent but it’s what we signed up for and are so happy to have our family.” she said