Sometimes life surprises, and it surprises a lot, like in this story. These parents already had two children and decided to seek a third pregnancy because they wanted to have a girl. But to everyone’s amazement, they have not only had one, but four, and one more child. An unexpected multiple pregnancy of five babies and naturally!
Nor is it unusual for some parents who already have one or more children to want to continue expanding their family because they are specifically looking to have a girl or a boy. And this is exactly what Joshua and Megan Hulen, a couple from North Dakota in the United States, wanted.
They already had two children, but they wanted to have a third child and it would be a girl. And yes, they got the third pregnancy, but now they have turned out to be parents of quintuplets in a natural way. Something that has an almost non-existent probability of happening.
The couple knew that they wanted to have three children and they already had two little ones: Jacob, seven years old, and Matthew, two. That is why they hoped that on this third opportunity, life would give them a little one. And technically, it happened, but not as expected, the woman has conceived not one, but four girls and one boy. It was, without a doubt, quite a multiple pregnancy.
But the most surprising of all is that, if it is already very, very difficult for this to happen, it is even more so when the pregnant woman herself previously had problems conceiving and finally ends up having a multiple pregnancy and 5 babies!
Previously, as she suffers from ᴘᴏʟʏᴄʏsᴛɪᴄ ᴏᴠᴀʀʏ sʏɴᴅʀᴏᴍᴇ, she had undergone ꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs and ɪɴᴛʀᴀᴜᴛᴇʀɪɴᴇ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ to achieve her other pregnancies. But it is clear that nature can be more than amazing… After she began to feel a little strange and decided to have an ultrasound at five weeks, they discovered that her wish to increase the family was going to be fulfilled and by quite a bit.
According to Megan, the news had such an impact on her that she spent an hour crying in a row while thinking about the potential ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs of such a high-profile pregnancy.
“I couldn’t control anything,” stressed the mother, who explained that when giving birth, “all the babies were born four minutes apart.” In addition, she indicated that after three days she had already been discharged and she had made a quick recovery.
None of the babies suffered any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs, but for three weeks they remained under observation and then went home. So “the doctors were just as surprised as we were,” she said.
Adjusting to their new life, the couple acknowledged that while it’s chaotic, “we’re very happy to have everyone under the same roof.” In fact, they detailed that in the first few days they remained awake for almost 24 hours.