Becoming a mother is always a special time in a woman’s life. It doesn’t matter if it’s the first time or if you’ve gotten pregnant several times; a woman always experiences pregnancy with different experiences, and that’s how each 9-month period will be truly unique. Audrey Tiberius, a mother of seven from Utah, could only tell stories about this.
She was in her forties when Audrey rekindled the flame of motherhood. She and her husband already raised four children together at home, but the woman still wanted a baby. She had always dreamed of a big family with many children, but she was already 41, and her doctors said it was almost impossible for her to get pregnant again. There was no way Audrey was going to put up with that.
She and her husband consulted a fertility specialist, who recommended ᴀʀᴛɪꜰɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ. However, since they were both over 40, the specialist warned them that at this age, there was only a 10% chance that this method would work.
“They said, ‘I’m sorry, your ᴇɢɢs are too old.’ We performed three ɪɴ ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ᴘʀᴏᴄᴇᴅᴜʀᴇs, and all were unsuccessful,” Audrey said afterwards.
The couple had already come to terms with the fact that they could no longer be parents and were grateful that they had four beautiful boys. They were satisfied, but deep down, they still hoped. “I prayed and prayed for five years to have more children, because I always wanted a really big family, and seven was my number,” continued Audrey.
She was already 45 when he noticed something was wrong with her body. She took a pregnancy test and it came out right away positive. There was great joy in the family, which was immediately celebrated. Shortly after that, the news came: the ultrasound revealed that the woman was expecting not just one baby, as they thought, but three! Audrey recalls: “This cannot be explained in any other way than a miracle. What a gift from God!”
At the age of 46, Audrey finally gave birth to three healthy children, in addition to identical triplets, which is an extremely rare case. According to one statistician, the odds of this happening are about 1 in 20 billion.
Audrey’s age put her at high ʀɪsᴋ of ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ, which made her very afraid. She prayed all the way for his safety and the well-being of the babies. It was no accident that this happened to him, so he decided to leave himself in the hands of fate, and luckily everything went well.
In March 2022, Sky, River, and Bay joined the Tiberius family. They completed the ideal family for their mother, who had always dreamed of having seven children! Audrey is once again a full-time mother; she can take care of three little things at once. And although he does it with joy and a smile, there are moments when feeding, changing diapers, and other routine tasks completely drain him.
“Sometimes it’s a bit crazy when you can’t tell who’s who because they’re at the other end of the room. They are so similar to each other,” said the mother, whose dream has now come true, but she still does not rule out expanding her family further.
When asked if they would have another child, she answered, “Maybe we’re not done yet. Who knows?”.
Audrey is still sensitive to the fact that the doctors told her that she could no longer have children. Because of this, she almost gave up. She says “professionals should talk to women honestly about ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ and what options are available to them to save them heartache.”
Her triplets are proof that there are exceptions.