Justin and Christine met by chance in a pub in England. The couple quickly fell in love and got married three years later. The happy newlyweds wanted to start a family, but it turned out to be much more difficult than they had imagined. Christine had just turned 25, so there was no panic about having children. But after trying for two years, both Justin and Christine became frustrated. They started looking for answers and soon Christine received a statement from the hospital. The doctors realized that she had polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which means that one or both of her ovaries was covered in follicles and she had too much testosterone in her body. The syndrome is often discovered when a woman is having difficulty getting pregnant. A woman with PCOS rarely or never gets her period, but has a lot of pimples and body hair, and gains weight easily. Christine received a lot of help fighting the syndrome, but she and her husband, Justin, gave up hope of becoming parents. They had resigned themselves to a life without children, but their longing grew too large. Then, ten years after they started trying to have a baby, the couple decided to give in vitro fertilization a try. Little did they know that they were about to make history….
Incredibly, Christine’s fertilized embryo split into three, and then one of them split again. It meant that Christine was suddenly pregnant with no fewer than four babies! According to experts, this phenomenon occurs once every 4,000 years. Take a moment to let that sink in… Wow!
Miracle children Caroline, Darcy, Alexis, and Elizabeth were born in week 30 of Christine’s pregnancy via a Caesarean section in March 2013.
Christine left the hospital a week later, but her daughters stayed in the care of doctors for nine weeks before they went home.
This year, the girls celebrated their third birthday together and the family is continuing to do well. What sweet girls!
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