Conceiving twins, triplets or even quadruplets is a thrilling – if not rare – occurrence. There is undoubtedly a lot of shock uncertainty amid the excitement and joy when a couple finds out they are expecting a multiple birth. But what happens when you find out you’ll soon be welcoming seven babies into the world? It might sound unimaginable, but that’s exactly what young couple Kenny and Bobbi Mccaughey discovered.
Although they had only been trying to have one more baby to accompany their first-born daughter, they ended up with the surprise of a lifetime! But just how the McCaughey septuplets survived their precarious first few months of life to make history is truly unforgettable. You won’t want to miss this amazing story of the world’s first surviving septuplets!
1. Unexpectedly Expecting
This young Iowa couple, Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey, were hoping to expand their family when they went to the doctor for a routine visit as part of a fertility treatment they had recently started. But in the middle of the ultrasound, the doctors discovered something extraordinary in Bobbi’s womb.
There was not a single embryo on the screen, but SEVEN! While twins or other forms of multiple pregnancies are quite common among women following fertility treatments, having septuplets remains extremely rare. In addition, given the circumstances, the couple faced a difficult decision that could spell out life or death for Bobbi and the babies.