A mother with three miscarriages became pregnant with quads just as she was about to have more children.
Dayna Childress, 28, became pregnant in 2015 with her first child Lincoln after less than a month of trying.
When Lincoln was nine months old, Mrs. Childress and her husband Colby, 27, decided to expand their family.
Seven months later, Mrs Childress discovered that she was pregnant but had a miscarriage after six weeks.
Mrs. Childress, from Springboro, Ohio, got pregnant twice more, and both ended in miscarriage.
Desperately, the mother staying at home was prescribed fertility medication, which she took another year before she became pregnant again.
After five weeks, an ultrasound scan showed that the pair expected quadruplets. Otto, Willow, Simon and Willis were born on June 29 after 28 weeks and six days.
Dayna Childress suffered three miscarriages before she became pregnant with quads. The mother staying at home is pictured on the left 25 weeks pregnant and on the right with her newborns Otto, Willow, Simon and Willis who were born on June 29 after 28 weeks and six days
An ultrasound scan showed four baby carriers, but only two beating hearts were detected. This initially led to the suspicion that Mrs. Childress was pregnant with twins
& # 39; Colby and I started trying in 2015 and got pregnant right away, & # 39; said Mrs. Childress. & # 39; The pregnancy was calm and very healthy. & # 39;
After Lincoln was born, she spent seven months getting pregnant again before a pregnancy test returned positive.
& # 39; We decided to try again (to become pregnant) so that they could almost get old & # 39 ;, said Ms. Childress.
She was worried when the nausea she had endured during her first and second pregnancy stopped abruptly in week five.
& # 39; Water was the most important thing that made me sick in that pregnancy and with my son, so I noticed the moment it left and drank a lot of water to try to regain nausea, & # 39; said Mrs. Childress.
& # 39; A week after the nausea had stopped, tests confirmed that I had had a miscarriage. I was devastated and could not accept it. & # 39;
Despite her heartbreak when losing her baby, Mrs. Childress soon became pregnant. However, she went wrong again after four weeks.
Afraid that she would never have children again, she saw four gynecologists trying to detect any fertility problems.
& # 39; They all reacted differently, the first telling me to wait three months, the next saying it was useless and testing my hormone levels, all of which were normal again, & Mrs. Childress said.
A specialist later diagnosed Mrs Childress with unexplained recurrent miscarriages.
& # 39; I saw a specialist doing my blood work again and everything was fine, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; I was glad that no problems were found, but also stressed, because if they couldn't find anything wrong, how could they help the problem before I went wrong again? & # 39;
The four newborns arrived just when Mrs. Childress was afraid she would never be complete again
Baby Willis is pictured left and right by his father Colby and mother
How at least one in six pregnancies ends in miscarriage
One in six pregnancies among women who know they are pregnant are going to be miscarriages.
But even more happens with women who do not know that they have become pregnant.
Miscarriage occurs when a pregnancy is lost within the first 23 weeks after conception.
The main symptoms are bleeding from the vagina, which can be accompanied by pain in the lower abdomen.
There are several reasons why women can have a miscarriage – it is common and usually not caused by something they have done.
If a miscarriage occurs in the second trimester – between weeks 14 and 26 – this may be a sign of an underlying problem.
Often miscarriages are isolated events and women will have successful pregnancies.
Most miscarriages cannot be prevented, although being healthy in general helps to reduce the risk.
Losing three or more pregnancies in succession – known as recurrent miscarriages – is uncommon, but still affects about one in 100 women.
Mrs Childress was prescribed the fertility medicines Clomid and Ovidrel, both of which stimulate ovulation.
She took the medication a year before she became pregnant again, but this also ended in a miscarriage.
& # 39; Unfortunately, the baby was implanted too late and my body was already preparing for a period & # 39 ;, she said.
& # 39; My third loss had made me think I'd never go out again. & # 39;
Mrs. Childress continued to use fertility drugs for two more of her menstrual cycles when she became pregnant last December.
Allegedly, doctors have warned the couple that the drug has a 30 percent chance of multiple pregnancies.
& # 39; The first ultrasound showed four bags, but we could only see two & # 39; s with beating hearts, so I thought it would only be twins, so I was happy about that, but even happier about quads, & # 39; said Mrs. Childress.
& # 39; The babies were born in June, Simon weighed 1.4 kg (3 oz) and the other three were 1.3 kg (14 oz) each.
Mrs Childress spoke out to raise awareness of infertility.
& # 39; When people find out what we have experienced, they have opened their own problems, & # 39; she said.
& # 39; You don't realize how often infertility is because everyone is keeping it a secret, it's as if we are too embarrassed to talk about it, but that helped me through it. & # 39;
Read more about the story of Mrs. Childress on her Instagram account helloquadruplets
It is unclear which health complications the quads suffered, but Mrs. Childress took this photo & # 39; there was so much attached to it & # 39; when she posted it on Instagram
Otto had breathing problems and had to stay in a & # 39; closed bed & # 39; stay warm to stay (seen on the left). The younger, who was the last baby to be born, is depicted as a good bond with his mother
Mrs. Childress became pregnant with her son Lincoln in 2015 after trying less than a month. The couple is pictured together while Mrs. Childress announced the sexes of her unborn baby & # 39; s
Willis and Simon are depicted when they were first placed next to each other
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