The mother gave birth to three adorable little girls this year: Onyx, Maddox, and Quinn have made their parents unspeakably happy.
The couple has had a lot of ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴀᴄʜᴇ in recent years, but life has eventually gifted them with three children. Natasha and Ryan O’Grady were unspeakably happy when the tests showed three healthy heart sounds in the 14th week of pregnancy. Natasha, 32, is of course very worried about her triplets since she has had two ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇs before.
Understandably, she was afraid history would repeat itself during her third pregnancy, but this time, thankfully, everything was fine. She gave birth to her three little girls this year and couldn’t be happier.
Natasha described the “surreal” moment when they learned they were expecting triplets: “We couldn’t believe it! We tried to prepare mentally to hear those ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋɪɴɢ words again, as before, so when we got past the first trimester and were told we were going to have three healthy babies, that was the craziest moment of our lives.”
In fact, her mother said it felt like she had all her children back. “There were no triplets in our family, so we felt it was an amazing blessing. It’s like we’ve got all our babies back,” explained Natasha, whose triplets were ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠᴇᴅ naturally and were born in the 33rd week of pregnancy.
Even though their story ended happily, the journey there was not easy and full of ʜᴇᴀʀᴛᴀᴄʜᴇ. Natasha first became pregnant in January 2019, but their joy didn’t last long because she soon started ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ and ʟᴏsᴛ the baby.
Then, in March of the following year, she became pregnant again. Natasha experienced sᴇɪᴢᴜʀᴇs in the early stages of her pregnancy, but since she did not ʙʟᴇᴇᴅ this time, she tried to stay positive. “I was wrong. I collapsed in the apartment and didn’t breathe properly. I was in a state of sʜᴏᴄᴋ while my body refused to get pregnant,” she said.
“As I was taken to the ambulance on a stretcher, I trembled all over my body and lost consciousness. They took me straight to the operating room because I was ʙʟᴇᴇᴅɪɴɢ heavily and had to have sᴜʀɢᴇʀʏ right away. ” Natasha also talked about how important it is for women to be able to talk openly about their experiences of ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ and find a healthy way to face the ɢʀɪᴇꜰ that follows.
“I’ve never thought I’d have a miscarriage before, but that’s simply because it’s a topic that isn’t talked about openly enough, and that needs to change. It was extremely ᴛʀᴀᴜᴍᴀᴛɪᴄ, both mentally and physically, and I began to think I could never be a mother,” she explained.
“The whole world wants to portray pregnancy as a seemingly seamless journey. You only realize that, for many, this is not the case when you go through it yourself. Nothing could prepare us for the journey that led to parenthood.” So when she got pregnant with the triplets, she didn’t dare celebrate, she just panicked, “Panic re-prevailed over us, and that’s the sad reality of pregnancy after a ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ – you feel it can be taken away from you at any moment.”
“At week 13, my heart broke again into a million tiny pieces when I rediscovered blood again. This sight felt as if a trapdoor had opened under me and there was a black hole ready to sniff again. But at week 14, three healthy heart sounds were found on the ultrasound.”
Natasha and Ryan are now trying their best to raise their three beautiful daughters. “We sincerely believe we have been blessed with this incredible gift because the birth of triplets is so rare and we couldn’t be happier and more grateful that our daughters could be born healthy and safe after such an incredibly frightening pregnancy. Some days are harder and we try to adapt, but when three smiling faces look back at you, it’s worth it,” said the mother.