Dayna Childress, a 28-year-old woman from Ohio, and her 27-year-old husband Colby were thrilled to start a family in 2015. After only a month of trying to conceive, Dayna became pregnant and they were filled with joy and excitement.
Dayna Childress, a 28-year-old woman from Ohio, and her husband Colby, aged 27, were thrilled when they decided to start a family in 2015. Fortunately, after only one month of trying to conceive, Dayna became pregnant, and the couple welcomed their first son, Lincoln, in December of the same year.
As Lincoln grew older, the couple decided to have another child in hopes that their children would be close in age and have a strong sibling bond. However, after six months of struggling to conceive, Dayna began to worry that she might not be able to become pregnant again. Seven months later, Mrs. Childress discovered that she was pregnant, but unfortunately, she miscarried at six weeks.
During her second pregnancy, Dayna noticed that water made her nauseous, similar to her experience with her first child. When this symptom disappeared, she became concerned and tried to induce the nausea by drinking lots of water. However, a week later, her fears were confirmed as tests revealed she had suffered a miscarriage. The news was devastating for Dayna, who found it difficult to come to terms with the loss.
Despite the devastating loss of her baby, Mrs. Childress didn’t give up on her dream of having another child. She became pregnant again shortly after her miscarriage, but unfortunately, she suffered another miscarriage at just four weeks.
Filled with concern that she might not be able to have any more children, Mrs Childress consulted four gynaecologists in order to identify any potential fertility issues. She received varying advice from the doctors, with the first suggesting that she wait three months, while the second deemed such a wait to be pointless and instead tested her hormone levels, all of which came back within normal ranges.
After struggling to get pregnant and experiencing multiple miscarriages, Dayna Childress was prescribed fertility drugs to increase her chances of ᴄᴏɴᴄᴇɪᴠɪɴɢ. After a year of taking the medication, she was thrilled to find out she was pregnant again. However, at five weeks, an ultrasound revealed an unexpected surprise – Dayna and her husband Colby were expecting quadruplets.
Despite the challenges of carrying and delivering four babies, the couple was overjoyed to welcome Otto, Willow, Simon, and Willis into the world on June 29. The babies were born prematurely at 28 weeks and six days, with Simon weighing in at 3lbs 2oz (1.4kg) and the other three babies weighing 2lbs 14oz (1.3kg) each. The couple felt incredibly blessed and grateful to have their family of six, after their journey of struggling with fertility and ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ.