After a painful miscarriage, mom of 3 fell pregnant again and her belly grew even more than usual

Ksenia Novikova
Aug 14, 2018
09:42 P.M.

Despite a long history of miscarriages, this mother desperately wanted to have more children to add to her growing family, and took any measures she could to carry another child to term.


Middle-school sweethearts Courtney and Eric Waldrop, were already parents to twin sons Wale and Bridge, 5, and an older boy, Saylor, 8. Even though they already had a full house, they had always wanted a big family, and kept trying for another baby.

Because Courtney was always suffering from painful miscarriages, their doctor put them on a low dosage of fertility treatment that was meant to minimize Courtney's chances of carrying multiples.

Somehow, this treatment ended up backfiring. When the couple went for an ultrasound in June 2017, the technicians heard six heartbeats.


The couple was thrilled, but at the same time scared by their history.

Given that Courtney was carrying multiple fetuses, she ran an increased chance of having a c-section, a stroke, high blood pressure, gestational diabetes, and urinary tract infections.


The couple was also afraid they wouldn't be able to carry the babies to at least thirty weeks and the sextuplets would be born preterm and desperately underdeveloped.


Given the fact that there were so many risks involved with having sextuplets, the doctors explained to the couple that they had the option of selective reduction.

The process involves reducing the number of fetuses, and drastically increases the chances of survival of the remaining babies.


Courtney and Eric decided they would let faith guide them and whatever happened, they would accept it. This meant no selective reduction, as they didn't feel they could give up any of their children.


At 11 weeks, Courtney took to Facebook to share her biggest concern: her calorie intake. The mother had to consume a high number of calories on a daily basis to keep herself and the babies healthy.


She wrote on her Facebook page: "Please pray that my appetite will allow me to eat like I've never eaten before."


Thankfully, all went well and on December 11, 2017, the couple shared their news of the birth of the sextuplets, adding that they are all well and healthy.

The boys were named Layke Bryars, Blu Wellington, and Tag Bricker while the girls were named Rivers McCall, Rayne McCoy, and Rawlings McClaine.

Please fill in your e-mail so we can share with you our top stories!
By subscribing, you agree to our Privacy Policy
Related posts

5-Year-Old Brother Carries His Little Sister's Coffin to Say Goodbye to Her Forever

April 18, 2022

Devastated Couple Finds Out Baby Is Not Theirs, Have to Give It Away Moments after Birth

May 02, 2022

Mom Pregnant with Triplets Is Faced with the Choice of Sacrificing Daughter to Save Her Sons

March 18, 2022

Mom Loses Purpose in Life after Her Sons' Deaths, Finds Out She's Pregnant Again at 43

May 01, 2022

Pregnant Mom Thinks She Is Expecting Twins, Ends up Breaking Country's Multiple Births Record

May 16, 2022

Woman Makes a Promise to Her Dying Husband, Gives Birth to His Twins 3 Years after His Death

May 19, 2022

Al Roker Said His Son 'Was an Answer to Prayer' Yet Could Barely Talk & Walk as a Kid — Inside His Fatherhood

May 06, 2022

Mom Meets Son at Cemetery and Asks Why He Was There, 'I Don't Know Who You Are,' He Answers – Story of the Day

February 21, 2022

Son Kicks Out 80-Year-Old Mother to Nursing Home, Years Later Doesn’t Find Her There — Story of the Day

May 03, 2022

20 Years after Newborn Daughter’s Death, Man Hears, ‘Dad, I Finally Found You’ – Story of the Day

March 05, 2022

Woman Thinks She Had a Miscarriage, Late Grandfather Tells Her Babies Are Still Alive in a Dream

April 28, 2022

Woman Notices 89-Year-Old Man Buys Red Roses in Her Shop Every Day and Decides to Follow Him — Story of the Day

February 28, 2022

Pregnant Mom Goes in for Ultrasound, Technician Says She Hears Five Heartbeats Instead of One

March 31, 2022

Couple Told They Can't Have Kids Naturally End up as Parents to 3 Sets of Twins Sharing Same Birthday

March 19, 2022