This is the lesson Heather Carroll, mother of the Alabama sextuplets born over Father's day weekend, learned. The 5 feet, 2 inch, year-old from Plantersville packed away 6, calories a day -- the same as a Navy Seal in training -- just to keep her six babies alive until her scheduled Caesarean section last Saturday. All of the snacks I mean it was very good, but I can't imagine doing that again," Carroll said at a press conference Tuesday. Though the six infants were scheduled to be delivered two months ahead of schedule, Carroll still had to spend the month leading up to the C-section on bed rest at the Brookwood Medical Center in Birmingham. While hospital staff ran drills to prepare for her multiple birth, Carroll was hooked up to an IV drip and chugged vitamin-enriched milkshakes with a few Krispy Kremes to supplement just to get enough nutrients to her babies.
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According to an announcement from the network , the series was unprecedented given that cameras began following the family before the babies arrived. In the series' debut , reported In Touch Weekly , the couple revealed they were both eighth-grade students attending middle school when they first met each other. The two have been together ever since, with Eric proposing to Courtney during their final year of college when they were both studying at Alabama's Auburn University. One month after they graduated in May , the couple headed to the altar. In early , the Waldrops celebrated 22 years together, sharing their happiness in a sweet Instagram post. And God knew I needed this man to be my rock and my strength Sweet Home Sextuplets couple Courtney and Eric Waldrop were already parents of son Saylor when they made the decision to have a second child.
Woman Has Sextuplets: The Science of Multiple Births
Let me start off by saying this, I have been pregnant three times, the last of which was a twin pregnancy, I am not about to body shame a pregnant woman. I have been there. I've been where I can no longer drive because I no longer fit behind the wheel.
An Australian family of four will increase more than two-fold when Kim Tucci gives birth to quintuplets. Tucci, 26, has been documenting her pregnancy on her blog, Surprised By Five , which has more than , followers on Facebook. She naturally fell pregnant with quintuplets in late July while trying for a third child with her husband.