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Doctors Told Texas Couple They Couldn’t Have Kids, But They Beat The Odds To Have Twins And Then Triplets

Date December 27, 2018

It is unfortunate that a couple could have all it is necessary to be parents, medically speaking, but end up not having any kids. However, the question most often asked is: What could possibly be the reason for that?

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Why it’s so difficult

It is common knowledge that age is an essential factor in fertility. If one is looking to explore in-vitro fertilization (IVF), being younger can help in making the procedure ‘take.’

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Women younger than 30 have a 20% chance of getting pregnant naturally, while women older than 40 have that figure reduced to 5%. Typically, a woman aged 25 takes, who is also married to a 25-year-old, five months to conceive, but it takes a 40-year-old about two years.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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More so, the older the couple is, the higher the risk of an abortion or miscarriage. There are instances when couple isn't old, so to speak, and yet things don’t go right.

The Sherwins beat the odds

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nadia Sherwin, 29, and Robbie Sherwin, 32, were devastated when they were told having kids would be difficult.

The Texas couple met in 2010. By 2012, they were married and eager to be parents. However, after 11 months, it didn't seem to be working out. Doctors then discovered that, although they were fit, they had a problem on their hands.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Nadia had polycystic syndrome (PCOS) and 37 cysts, a condition in which fluid-filled sacs develop and hinder the release of eggs.

The couple tried medication, but that didn’t work. Nadia recollects that she felt ‘vulnerable and inadequate’ during that time.

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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They were advised to switch an injectable hormone. Thankfully, a month later, and the couple were expecting not one but two kids! They were beside themselves with joy. Amari and Keona, their daughters, were born healthy in 2015.  

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Shortly afterwards, they decided to give it another shot. Hoping for only one child, they tried a small dose of the hormone. Once again, things didn’t go the way they planned. The sonogram showed they were expecting triplets. The doctors offered the option of selective reduction, but Nadia was having none of that. She said that:

“When our doctor mentioned selective reduction for my safety, the thought seemed absolutely absurd.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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In April 2017, the babies were born at 35 weeks with no complications or issues whatsoever. Nadia added:

“Our triplet pregnancy is nothing short of a miracle.”

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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Interestingly, the couple is open to the idea of having another child. How awesome! We couldn't be happier for them.

Having multiples

If you just had a multiple birth and are wondering how to navigate these waters, here are a few tips to help you:

1. Accept help from willing friends and family;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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2. Work out a schedule that gives you and your spouse the most effective use of the paternity and maternity leaves;

3. Put a limit on visitors so you can rest;

4. Join multiple birth support groups;

 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 
 

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5. Get paid help if you need it, but be sure to do a thorough background check on the candidates.

Congratulations to the Sherwins!. Hopefully, their story serves as an inspiration to many people: Impossible may be just a word.

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