At some point in their life, one in every five couples will have trouble getting pregnant.
Although many people are going through a very trying and stressful time, others can attest that persistence and patience can sometimes pay off. Before deciding to use in-vitro fertilisation, Desiree and Ryan Fortin painstakingly waited for many years.
They prayed to God that it would make it easier for them to conceive.
They quickly discovered that Desiree was definitely pregnant following the IVF surgery. They were never prepared for what was in her stomach, though.
After falling in love while still in school, Desiree and Ryan Fortin have been happily married since 2009. Their protracted inability to get pregnant, meanwhile, was one component of their marriage that wasn’t really functioning.
Desiree’s polycystic ovarian condition, hypothyroidism, and low progesterone levels were detected by doctors; as a result, she and her husband struggled for three agonising years to conceive before turning to in-vitro fertilisation.
But Desiree consistently missed her period despite having positive pregnancy tests. It required a lot of mental energy.
“It wasn’t just that I couldn’t get pregnant,” she wrote of those difficult years.
“[Infertility] brought me more tears than I ever thought I could shed…. I lay on my bathroom floor in complete emptiness after countless negative pregnancy tests time and time again. I had to endure shots, bruises, and all kinds of meds because when you are infertile and you seek fertility treatment for help, that is what you are in for. [It is] expensive and exhausting physically, emotionally, and mentally.”
So you can understand that Desiree and Ryan were ecstatic the moment they were finally told their first IVF treatment had worked.
They couldn’t believe there were not just one, but three babies growing when they watched the ultrasound.
Talk about success—it turns out the couple was expecting triplets! But Desiree and her family’s battle wasn’t yet ended.
Although she finally had finally fallen pregnant, doctors warned her that she wouldn’t be able to carry all the triplets to term.’
“I was too thin, too short, and it was my first pregnancy,” she recalls being told. “However, my hope wounds proved her wrong.”
The triplets Fortin were born in the summer of 2015. Desiree delivered through caesarean section at 34 weeks and one day gestation. The couple was overjoyed to welcome the three babies, Sawyer, Jack, and Charlize, who each weighed more than 5 pounds.
“I’ll never forget the day I gave birth. There were unanticipated twists and turns, as there always are with parenting. Ryan was transported to the neonatal intensive care unit with the triplets after their birth, while I was sent to recovery, according to Desiree.
Desiree was unable to immediately see her beloved children due to difficulties and bleeding that required emergency surgery.
In order for the new mother to witness her small miracles, Ryan FaceTimed with her. All three infants were able to eat after spending two weeks in the NICU.
In order for the new mother to witness her small miracles, Ryan FaceTimed with her. All three infants were allowed to leave the NICU after spending two weeks there and begin their lives at home.
For Ryan and Desiree, being able to settle comfortably at home with three infants was a wonderful gift.
“We are fortunate, but parenting is also a challenging job with the biggest of obligations – taking care of young children. Our infants suffer from terrible colic and reflux three times over. Developing a pattern and keeping your relationship strong while dealing with crying infants, restless nights, and a new routine are both challenging, Desiree added.
The triplets are seven years old now, and the family is doing well overall. Their life and experiences can be followed on Desiree’s Instagram feed.
You can follow their life and adventures on Desiree’s Instagram page, where she’s got 150K followers.
”I never imagined God would use our story to reach so many people. It has been an incredible experience,” she says.
She also disclosed that she and Ryan are expecting again there. This lovely family will soon have six members!
Thank you for sharing your story we hope it helps other couples who are having a hard time and are struggling with infertility!