Doubling Down with the Derricos star Karen Derrico‘s road to motherhood was not easy. The newest TLC reality star is now the mother of 14 healthy children. However, along the way to being the mom of multiple multiples, she and husband Deon Derrico had their fair share of loss. The North Las Vegas couple opens up about their heartbreak while building their family. Continue reading to see how these early experiences with miscarriages altered the course for their future pregnancies.
Doubling Down with the Derricos: Karen Derrico Knew She Would Have Twins
Doubling Down with the Derricos celeb Karen Derrico is a busy stay at home mom to 14. Thankfully all 14 of the Derrico children are happy, healthy, and thriving. Karen and her husband Dean always knew they wanted a large family. However, the size of the family they created is far beyond anything they envisioned.
The Doubling Down with the Derricos parents say that multiples were expected. Both Deon and Karen have a family history of multiples. So when their first set of twins arrived, they weren’t surprised. However, they were surprised by their quintuplets. The thought of having five babies at once is certainly life-altering. The parents were still in shock when they learned of the quints. Just the day before they learned Karen was carrying four babies. However, they were informed baby E was hiding behind her mom’s breastbone. The Derrico quints are medical marvels. They were conceived without the use of fertility drugs.
Karen’s Two Miscarriages Changed Everything
Doubling Down with the Derricos matriarch Karen Derrico had two back to back miscarriages after giving birth to the couples’ first child, daughter Darian Derrico. There’s a five year age gap between Darian and her brother Derrick. During those five years, Karen had two miscarriages. So Derrick is their double rainbow baby.
Since Karen has a history of miscarriages, her doctors are very cautious with all her pregnancies. Those miscarriages have altered the way in which the Doubling Down with the Derricos clan handles her pregnancies. Karen’s doctors have her take medication to prolong her pregnancies. Additionally, Karen was placed on bedrest early on in pregnancies. Thanks to these extra precautions, Karen has yet to endure the pain of a third miscarriage.
Doubling Down with the Derricos: 14 Kids And Counting?
This season of Doubling Down with the Derricos we will see the family prepare for the arrivals of their triplets. Karen will be in the hospital away from her family for two months. So, dad, Deon will be in charge of running their crazy household. Thankfully the family has a great systems in place. Their children should do well with their dad in control of the chaos.
Fans cannot help but wonder if the Derricos will have more children. Deon says part of the reason he married Karen was her willingness to have as many children as God blesses them. However, they now have 14 kiddos. Certainly many more than their wildest dreams. So now that Karen is 40 years old and Deon is one year shy of his 50th birthday, the likelihood of more babies is slim. However, since multiples do run in their family, trying for just one more might yield them as many kids as another famous TLC family whose last name also starts with the letter D.
Doubling Down with the Derricos premieres on Tuesday, August 11, 2020, at 10 pm.
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