Mother, 28 Gave Birth To Quadruplets After Three Egg Donations And Four ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs
Dayna Childress, 28 always had a strong suspicion it wouldn’t be easy her me to have children. She had long, heavy, and ᴘᴀɪɴFᴜʟ periods. But, unless someone tells you otherwise, there’s no way to know what isn’t normal. She tried birth ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟ, but it never ᴄᴏɴᴛʀᴏʟled her cycles.
Going to three egg donations, the egg donation changed her periods. Afterward, I had no more ᴘᴀɪɴ, a regular cycle, a normal length, and flow. It was like it corrected something I didn’t know was wrong. She was approved and I was told I should be very fertile.
After three egg donations, She was easy to got pregant, she became pregnant with her first child Lincoln in 2015 after less than a month of trying. When Lincoln was nine months old, Mrs Childress and her husband Colby, 27, decided to try and expand their family. Seven months later, Mrs Childress discovered she was pregnant, but ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ at six weeks.
After 4 ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇs, esperate, the stay-at-home mother was prescribed fertility ᴅʀᴜɢs, which she took for another year before she conceived again. At five weeks, an ultrasound revealed the couple were expecting quadruplets. Otto, Willow, Simon and Willis were born on June 29 after 28 weeks and six days.
Despite her ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋ ᴀᴛ ʟᴏsɪɴɢ her baby, Mrs Childress became pregnant soon after. However, she ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ again at four weeks. Worried she would never have any more children, she saw four gynaecologists to try and detect any fertility problems. A specialist later diagnosed Mrs Childress with unexplained recurrent ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs. ‘I saw a sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟɪsᴛ who redid my ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ work and everything was fine,’ she said. Mrs Childress continued using fertility ᴅʀᴜɢs for two more of her menstrual cycles when she became pregnant in December last year. Doctors reportedly warned the couple the ᴅʀᴜɢ carries a 30 per cent chance of multiple pregnancies.
‘The first ultrasound showed four sacs, but we could only see two babies with beating hearts, so I thought it would only be twins at the most, so I was delighted about that but even happier about quads,’ Mrs Childress said.
The babies were born in June, Simon weighed 3lbs 2oz (1.4kg), then the other three were 2lbs 14oz (1.3kg) each.
Mrs Childress is speaking out to raise awareness of infertility.” When people find out what we went through, they’ve opened up about their own troubles. You don’t realise how common infertility is because everyone keeps it a secret, it’s like we’re all too ashamed to talk about it, but that was what helped me get through it.’ she said