In the course of their lives, about one in every five couples will struggle to have a child at some point in their lives.
Many people are finding themselves in a very challenging and stressful period of life; nevertheless, as other people can testify, having patience and dedication may pay off in the end.
IVF was an option that Desiree and Ryan Fortin ultimately decided to pursue after years of patiently trying to have a family on their own. They prayed to God that it would make it easier for them to conceive a child.
They didn’t have to wait too long after the IVF procedure to find out that Desiree was pregnant with their child. However, the pair was never able to adequately prepare themselves for what was happening within her belly…
Desiree and Ryan Fortin, who met in college and fell in love, have been blissfully married since 2009. However, there was one thing that didn’t exactly work out for them — for a long time, they had struggled to conceive.
Desiree was told by doctors that she had polycystic ovarian syndrome, low progesterone, and thyroid issues. She and her husband tried for three long, painful years before turning to in-vitro fertilization.
But the pregnancy tests that Desiree took came back negative, and she continued to get her period even though she thought she could be pregnant. It was a tough period to go through.
She wrote in her journal about those trying years, “It wasn’t simply that I couldn’t become pregnant.”
“Infertility caused me to cry more times than I ever imagined I was capable of doing… After a lot of negative pregnancy tests, I just laid on the floor of my bathroom and felt empty. I had to deal with shots, bruises, and a lot of different medicines because that’s what happens when you cannot conceive and go to a doctor for help. It is not only financially draining, but also intellectually, emotionally, and physically challenging.
You can easily see why Desiree and Ryan were overjoyed when they received the news that their very first round of IVF had been successful.
And when they viewed the ultrasound, they couldn’t believe that there were not just one but three babies developing inside her! It turned out that the couple was going to have three babies.
But Desiree and her family still had a long way to go before they could relax.
Despite her pregnancy, her doctor forewarned her that she wouldn’t be able to bring all three triplets to term.
She recalled hearing that she was “too thin, too small, and it was her first pregnancy.” “However, my hope wounds proved her wrong”.
In the summer of 2015, the Fortin triplets were born. At 34 weeks and one day, Desiree gave birth through C-section.
The three babies, Sawyer, Jack, and Charlize, weighed more over 5 pounds each, and the couple was over the moon to welcome them.
“I’ll never forget my delivery day. There were unanticipated twists and turns, as there always are with parenthood. Ryan was sent to the neonatal intensive care unit with the triplets after their birth, while I was sent to recovery”, Desiree said in an interview with Today.
Because Desiree had some problems and bleeding after her delivery, she needed to have emergency surgery. As a result, she was unable to meet her lovely children straight away.
However, Ryan showed the new mother her tiny miracles over FaceTime so that she might feel more at ease. All three infants were moved from the NICU after spending a total of two weeks there to start their lives.
It was a wonderful blessing for Ryan and Desiree to finally feel settled at home with all three of their children.
“We are privileged, but parenting is also a difficult job loaded with the greatest of responsibilities — caring for little beings,” she said. ” All three of our babies suffer from severe cases of reflux and colic.” Desiree said that it is hard to maintain a relationship in the midst of screaming kids, sleepless nights, and a new schedule. It is also difficult to get into a routine.
At this point in time, the triplets are 7 years old, and the rest of the family seems to be doing quite well.
You can keep up with their daily activities and travels by following Desiree on Instagram, where she has over 150,000 followers.
“I never in my wildest dreams anticipated that God would use our story to reach such a large number of people. She describes it as a “amazing experience.
They had another beautiful baby girl almost two years ago. And now they are pregnant again, and soon they will be a family of 7.
Thank you for sharing your story and your life, Desiree; I sincerely hope that it may be of help to other couples who are going through a tough time and are having trouble conceiving.