Anonymous asked in Pregnancy & ParentingBaby Names · 4 weeks ago

"Sweet Home Sextuplets" parents ever mention why 3 children wasn't enough and if they used fertility drugs for the additional 6?

2 Answers

  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Actually, they DID mention they wanted one more child to round out their family and were hoping for a girl.  Courtney had 2 miscarriages, one before the twins and one after the twins.  She was diagnosed with a clotting disorder.  She took a low dose fertility drug before the twins and then after the second miscarriage.  They knew there was a risk of having another set of twins but supposedly not a huge risk.  The chances of sextuplets is astronomical especially because all survived and are healthy.

  • LizB
    Lv 7
    4 weeks ago

    No one goes into fertility treatments to try to bear litters of children. High order multiples are a rare but known risk. Although as far as I can tell the Waldrops have not been explicit in sharing details about the treatment received, reading between the lines, my guess is that they likely did IUI with low doses of follicle stimulating drugs such as Folistim or gonal-F. Using low-dose stims with IUI does increase risk of multiples, but most couples will still wind up with just one baby. Courtney must have had an atypically good response to even low-dose stims, because at one point she had 8 observable gestational sacs. But two arrested, and other 6 all turned out to be viable.

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