Imagine thinking you may never be able to have a child, only to end up being pregnant with six babies at once! That’s exactly what happened to Lauren Perkins and her husband David.
Lauren and David were a happily married couple who lived in Houston. Like most couples, they dreamed of starting a family and hearing their house echo with children’s cackles.
Lauren had always wanted to become a mother, and she spent a year trying to conceive. However, she wasn’t successful and didn’t know what to do to rectify the situation. But with the help of intrauterine insemination, the Perkins’ lives changed forever.
Lauren had a very clear idea of how she wanted her life to play out when she married her husband David. “I was going to have two kids, two to three years apart, preferably a boy and a girl,” she said.
She added, “I think God was laughing at me, saying, ‘You have no idea what’s coming your way.’” Indeed, Lauren’s life plan didn’t work out as she had intended.
One day, she and her husband decided to take a vacation to find more clarity regarding their next step. So, without second thoughts, the Perkinses packed their bags and embarked on a trip to Nicaragua.
The couple made many friends during their trip and thoroughly enjoyed the experience. While there, Lauren mustered up the courage to talk openly about her struggles to get pregnant.
She also thanked the medical staff, including the doctors and NICU nurses for taking care of her preemie babies.
After hearing her story, one of her friends, a priest, told her that God had big plans for her and she would soon receive pleasant news. Lauren admitted she was surprised by the priest’s strange announcement at the time.
After the trip, the couple returned home to Texas. Lauren said she didn’t think much about what the priest had said. Instead, she and David decided to try artificial insemination. Still, the woman said she was convinced it wouldn’t change anything.
The Perkinses were about to give up on their dream of having children when they received delightful news, Lauren was pregnant. During her first routine check-up, she was told by nurses that her HCG levels were very high.
That meant there was a strong likelihood that Lauren was pregnant with more than one child. The couple had gone through so many roadblocks that the mere idea of having twins or triplets sounded too far-fetched.
Then came their first ultrasound. The doctor studied the screen for a few moments, then delivered the news.
“I just counted 5.”
That’s not possible! Lauren thought.
“Hold on,” the doctor said. “I just found a sixth one.”
The expecting couple stared at the screen in complete shock. The 1% chance of conceiving sextuplets had actually happened to them.
The Perkins were then faced with a monumental decision to either reduce the number of babies or keep them all. The chances of all babies surviving were slim-to-none.
They decided to give all six of their babies a chance and their doctor promised to do whatever it took to get her to 28 weeks.
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