Sweet Home Sextuplets fans have long wondered if Courtney Waldrop had IVF to conceive their sextuplets. It’s certainly much more common to have multiples with some sort of fertility treatment. So, did they?
Sweet Home Sextuplets: Courtney Waldrop’s Fertility Issues
Sweet Home Sextuplets mom Courtney Waldrop did have some fertility issues. But, Courtney and Eric Waldrop knew they wanted a big family with at least four children. When their first son, Saylor, was a year or so old, the couple decided to try for another child. And Courtney Waldrop did get pregnant. But, unfortunately, Courtney lost the baby.
Then, Courtney Waldrop got diagnosed with a blood clotting disorder. Her doctor put her on fertility drugs to help her get pregnant and be able to carry the next baby to term. And the Sweet Home Sextuplets pair found out that the drug could cause multiples. But, the Waldrop’s thought the chances were low. Then, Courtney Waldrop got pregnant with the twins.
After that, the Waldrop couple decided they still wanted one more child to complete their family. And, they tried again to conceive naturally. But, that try once again resulted in a miscarriage. So, the Sweet Home Sextuplets couple went back to the doctor and used fertility drugs again. But, Courtney said it was a low-dose drug. And she never mentioned IVF. So, it doesn’t appear that the sextuplets were a result of IVF.
The Waldrop’s Rocky Pregnancy
After the Sweet Home Sextuplets parents learned they were having multiples, they were terrified. At one ultrasound early on, Courtney Waldrop was told that there were eight placental sacs. And there was just no way she could deal with eight babies. The pregnancy alone would be dangerous. But, on the next visit, the Waldrops found out that two of the sacs were empty. Still, six babies was scary enough.
Courtney Waldrop and Eric had the option to selectively reduce the pregnancy. But the couple was scared to make the wrong choice. And they said that they felt that God was guiding them and would get them safely through the pregnancy. Still, it wasn’t easy. And, Courtney Waldrop went on bed rest at 26 weeks. Then the Sweet Home Sextuplets babies were born at 30 weeks. The preemies ranged in weight from only 2 lbs, 4 oz to 2 lbs, 14 oz. Luckily, they all survived and continue to thrive.
Sweet Home Sextuplets: Patience is a Virtue
Both Courtney Waldrop and her Sweet Home Sextuplets husband seemed to have a lot of patience. Viewers watched as the two made it through the birth of their children. And then took care of six newborns, along with their three older boys. And, the pair continued to make it all work. Fans wondered how the pair would survive the chaos they created. But fortunately, the family was blessed. With friends and family that helped out. And with a whole lot of patience.
Still, viewers watched the Sweet Home Sextuplets duo when they had differing opinions. The Waldrops calmly talked through their conflict. And they never raised their voices. Eric and wife Courtney Waldrop managed to work through and come up with solutions to all their problems. And they did it as a team. While they still have a lot of difficult decisions ahead of them, it seems the Waldrop family can handle anything.
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