In 1984 these parents stood for the picture with their 6 babies. When they showed their faces, the whole world was astonished
Every multiple delivery may involve risks since the body of a woman is biologically prepared to carry one child. However multiple pregnancies have become more frequent all over the world due to pregnancy postponing, as well as the bigger access to fertilization techniques. Moreover, according to the Office on Women’s Health, the probability to conceive twins is much higher after 30.
Another reason that may explains why there are so many multiple pregnancies is the fact that women use fertilization treatments as a help to conceive. Fertilization treatments may increase the probability to conceive many children at once as they are therapies to stimulate ovulation and implantation of many embryos fertilized via in vitro. By this means, in Costa Rica some woman delivered six children and she also used fertilization treatments.
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Today we would like to present a case of sextuplets that left the world astonished. Meet Janet and Graham, a wonderful English couple that have been married for more than 20 years. When the woman was young, she was told by the doctors that she will not be able to have children. So when Janet and Graham decided to start a family, they were sure that they won't be able to have kids. They even signed up in an adoption list as it was a “safer” solution for both of them. The man was full of doubts as he had no experience in being a parent, but he couldn't even imagine what will happen later in his life.
One day the couple decided to go on holiday to think about the possibility of adoption. But when they came back home, their lives turned upside down because Janet was pregnant! When they visited doctor, news were even crazier than expected… Janet was expecting sextuplets.
The Walton sextuplets became famous very quickly, to be honest just after being born on 18th of November 1983. They were delivered in 31st week of pregnancy and they immediately conquered all press headlines at that time.
The beginnings of the family were quite complicated. Graham had to renounce to his professional career to help his wife. With the help of two maids, they took care of Hannah, Ruth, Lucy, Kate, Jenny and Sarah. They lived in a small house with two bedrooms so it was very difficult to make the girls feel comfortable. But they did their best and the girls felt truely loved.
Some time later they became famous and they started doing small presentations in public to collect money for buying a bigger bed. That was quite important detail considering the size of their family.
6 sisters did everything together. Their acting presentations, learning to skate, reading, writing… everything! And their father always stood by their side as the most loyal friend and companion.
When they started school, every girl took different classes and that was the first step to leave their own lives. That was also the moment when their parents could get back to work. Janet claims that it was true love that kept united their family for all that time.
They reached the age of 30 in 2014 and three of them were already engaged. All the sisters decided to have the same symbolic tattoo.
Years went by quickly and now girls are 32. Sarah was the first one to become a mother.
Their parents, now also proud owners of the status “grandparents”, feel even more blessed with the new member in their family.