Couple Who Was Unable To Conceive For Two Years Ended Up Having Quintuplets After Fifth Fertility Treatment
January 21, 2019 18:30 By Mambee
Five times the work equals five times the joy. That was precisely the case for Briana, 29, and Jordan Driskell, 26, who became parents of quintuplets after years of trying.
The journey was one with several ups and downs, but, in the end, it was the most amazing thing to ever happen to the couple.
The Driskells had been trying to conceive for a while without any results. They decided to get extra help with fertility treatments, and Briana went through intrauterine insemination (IUI) as well.
Eventually, the expected news came: They were going to get their wish after all this while. However, they were completely unaware of what was yet to come.
During her 8-week ultrasound, the couple was told they were having five babies at once. While recounting the experience to Today, Briana said:
“I was in such a shock, I couldn't speak. I just sat there staring at the screen in disbelief. I couldn't believe there were five sacks.”
Right from the onset, she had been expressing severe pregnancy symptoms.
Still, it never crossed her mind that it was because she was carrying five little ones.
The pregnancy period was a trying time for her. Briana suffered from several complications that left her bedridden, but the mom-to-be kept going.
Eight weeks before her due date, she was told her cervix was shortening, and it could lead to immature labor, so she had to spend the rest of the time under watch in the hospital.
At 22 weeks, Briana had her quintuplets - Hollyn Grace, Asher Blaze, Gavin Lane, Dakota Faith, and Zoe Hart - through cesarean section.
She couldn't see them until a day later due to pre-eclampsia, but, when she did, it was the happiest moment of her life.
“When I finally saw them, I was crying so hard I couldn't breathe. I still can't believe I am finally a mom. It's so unreal.”
The babies spent a while in the neonatal intensive care unit (NICU), and all grew excellently and in perfect health.
Also, to support the family in child raising expenses, a GoFundMe account was created by a family friend of the new parents
Briana and Jordan were almost at the end of their rope, but they ended up getting more than they had asked for.
Who says miracles do not happen?