When Lincoln was nine months old, Childress and her husband Colby, 27, decided to try and expand the family. Seven months later, Mrs. Childress found out she was pregnant, but the baby was only at six weeks. Ms. Childress, of Springboro, Ohio, became pregnant two more times, and both were unsuccessful.
The stay-at-home mother was given fertility medications out of desperation, and she took them for another year before getting pregnant again. After less than a month of trying, Dayna Childress, 28, became pregnant with her first child, Lincoln, in 2015.
Colby and I began trying in 2015, and we immediately became pregnant. The pregnancy was normal and quite healthy, according to Ms. Childress. She tried for seven months to get pregnant after giving birth to Lincoln before the pregnancy test showed positive results. An ultrasound at 5 weeks showed the couple was carrying twins. At 28 weeks and 6 days, Otto, Willow, Simon, and Willis were born on June 29.
Worried she would never have children again, she saw four gynecologists to try and detect any fertility problems. Ms Childress said: ‘All reacted differently, with the first telling me to wait three months, then the next saying it was pointless and checking my hormone levels it was all good. back to normal. She said: “I saw a specialist who did the blood work on me and everything was fine. I’m happy no problem was found but also very stressed because if they don’t find anything wrong, how can they help solve the problem before I miscarry again?’
The doctor prescribed it, but 4 times the joy did not smile at her family. The children gradually left, she was sad and disappointed. But not because of that, she faltered, her husband and wife continued to take maternity medicine. Doctors warned the couple that the drug had a 30% chance of having a multiple pregnancy.
I’m glad because the initial ultrasound revealed four sacs but we could only detect two babies with beating hearts, so I was expecting twins at most. but much more excited about the number four,” Ms. Childress added. Two babies were born in June, Simon weighed 3lbs 2oz (1.4kg), then the other three weighed 2lbs 14oz (1.3kg) each.
When people learned of what we were going through, they opened up about their own troubles. You don’t realize how common infertility is because everyone keeps it a secret, like we’re all too embarrassed to talk about it, but that’s what helped me get over it.’