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  Life   Health  18 Dec 2018  Couple told they will never have children shock doctors by having twins, and triplets

Couple told they will never have children shock doctors by having twins, and triplets

THE ASIAN AGE
Published : Dec 18, 2018, 1:06 pm IST
Updated : Dec 18, 2018, 1:06 pm IST

Doctors found Nadia had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and 37 cysts in her ovaries, making it difficult for her to become pregnant.

The couple decided to try an injectable hormone, Gonal-F, an option when ovaries can produce a follicle - small sacs which contain immature eggs. (Photo: AFP)
 The couple decided to try an injectable hormone, Gonal-F, an option when ovaries can produce a follicle - small sacs which contain immature eggs. (Photo: AFP)

A couple who were told they would struggle to have children went on to have twins and triplets within the space of two years.

The couple, 29-year-old Nadia, and Robbie Sherwin, 32 from Dallas, found themselves unable to conceive for a year after they married in 2012.

Doctors found Nadia had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS) and 37 cysts in her ovaries, making it difficult for her to become pregnant.

But with the use of an injectable hormone, she conceived within a month twice, leaving medics 'dumbfounded'.

The couple began trying for a baby straight after marriage. But doctors were concerned when they weren't successful, considering they were both young, fit and healthy.

It turned out that Nadia had polycystic ovarian syndrome (PCOS), which affects between eight and 12 per cent of US women, and one in ten women in the UK.

Nadia was given oral Femara and Clomid medication by her doctors to try and stimulate ovulation.

After 11 months, the medication hadn't worked and she was left feeling very sick because of the side effects.

Determined, the couple decided to try an injectable hormone, Gonal-F, an option when ovaries can produce a follicle - small sacs which contain immature eggs - but hormonal stimulation is not sufficient to make the follicle mature.

The couple were thrilled to learn that her body responded well and Nadia became pregnant within a month.

The couple were overjoyed to hear they were expecting twins.

Amari and Keona (now three), were born via C-section in January 2015, weighing 5lb 2oz and 4lb 3oz, respectively.

After Amari and Keona were born, the couple decided to try for another child.

They decided to take the lowest dose possible of the injectable hormone, with the goal of having just one more baby.

They were shocked to discover Nadia was pregnant within a month, with three babies.

Doctors offered the couple the option of selective reduction for Mrs Sherwin's safety during the pregnancy. There is a greater risk of miscarriage or abortion in women having fertility treatment.

The couple declined, believing that they were destined to bring three more healthy children into the world.

Mila, Colette and Noah were born at 35-weeks in April 2017, weighing almost 5lbs each.

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