It was a pregnancy doctors said they see once in a career. And it happened to her.
Megan Woolsey had been trying for a baby with her husband for a year and a half until she finally became pregnant. But six weeks after the positive pregnancy test, she felt a crippling pain and knew deep down that something was wrong.
When Woolsey went to the doctor, tests showed that she was indeed still pregnant. But the wand showed a uterus clear of any baby. As it turned out, her pregnancy was ectopic, meaning the fertilized egg settled somewhere other than the lining of the uterus.
After she underwent surgery, doctors informed Woolsey that the egg had settled completely outside of her reproductive system and onto her bladder--an extremely rare condition.
In an emotional article in Cosmopolitan, she wrote, "I was on the couch, staring at the ceiling, asking, 'Why me?' How could a freak happenstance in nature shatter my dreams of being a mom?"
But then, a year passed and she became pregnant again. This time, she delivered a healthy baby girl. But the bumps in the road were not over for the new mom just yet. After trying to conceive a second child, she suffered two miscarriages.
Even more disheartening, a fertility doctor diagnosed Woolsey with "diminished ovarian reserve" and told her she would never again have children with her own eggs.
"I knew in my heart that was not true," she wrote. "I was confident that there were more kids in my future, but I never would've guessed how many."
Sure enough, two rounds of in vitro later, she was pregnant again--with TRIPLETS.
Woolsey is now the happy mother of one 11-year-old and three 8-year-olds.
"Now I know I can get through any difficult obstacle life throws my way," she wrote. "It was worth it."
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