Dayna Childress, 28, from the US state of Ohio, and her husband Colby, 27, were eager to start a family in 2015. They were thrilled to learn that Dayna was pregnant after just one month of trying.
Lincoln, the couple’s first son, was born in December 2015 after a smooth pregnancy.
Dayna and Colby made the decision to try for a second child when Lincoln was nine months old because they wanted to give him a younger brother.
Dayna started to think she wouldn’t be able to get pregnant after six months of trying. Mrs. Childress found out she was pregnant seven months later, but just six weeks along.
Water was the main thing that caused me to get nauseous in that pregnancy and with my son, so I noticed the minute it went away and drank lots of water to try to get the nausea back,” Mrs Childress said.
A week after the nausea stopped, tests confirmed I had ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ. I was ᴅᴇᴠᴀsᴛᴀᴛᴇᴅ and couldn’t accept it.”
Despite her ʜᴇᴀʀᴛʙʀᴇᴀᴋ at ʟᴏsɪɴɢ her baby, Mrs Childress became pregnant soon after. However, she ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴇᴅ again at four weeks.
Worried she would never have any more children, she saw four gynaecologists to try and detect any fertility problems.
The first one told me to wait three months, the second said that was pointless, and the third checked my hormone levels, all of which came back normal, according to Mrs. Childress.
The stay-at-home mother Ds was given fertility medication, which she took for an additional year before trying to conceive again.
An ultrasound at five weeks showed the couple was carrying quadruplets. After 28 weeks and 6 days, Otto, Willow, Simon, and Willis were born on June 29.
Simon weighed 3 lbs 2 oz (1.4 kg) when the babies were born in June. The other three babies each weighed 2 lbs 14 oz (1.3 kg).