Couple Who Struggled For 2 Years To Get Pregnant Are Expecting Quintuplets

Couple Who Struggled For 2 Years To Get Pregnant Are Expecting Quintuplets

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An Ohio student has been married to her wife since 2017, but they have not been able to conceive a baby until the wife got into hormone therapy.

Jacob Merton, 20, tied the knot with Hannah back in 2017 when she was 18 and he was 19. Hannah and husband Jake first met on the Norton bowling team. Since then, they’ve been failing in trying for a baby and finally looked for professional help.

Turns out that Hannah has polycystic ovary syndrome, a common hormonal imbalance. So, she was prescribed hormone therapy and it boosted her fertility. She found she was having a baby in October and decided to go for a scan.

Hannah, 20, suspected that she was having twins and went for a scan.

Her suspicion was proven when the nurse confirmed having seen the head of Baby A and Baby B. But she didn’t stop that – she kept scanning with ultrasound and continued counting.

Hannah said, “She kept looking and she was measuring and counting and re-counting.” She continued, “Finally after it was over, she had to pull up a chair because she was so shocked and she was like, ‘You’re having five babies.’ I was just like, ‘How is this even possible?'”

It just so turned out that Hannah will have not just twins, but five babies at once.

Hannah wants to be able to carry them all for 30 weeks, but her small stature makes her safer to deliver them at 25-week according to the doctors. Her parents call her pregnancy as a blessing although the family is nervous about raising five kids at once.

Jacob is almost graduating while working for a discount grocery chain Aldi while Hannah has quit her work to focus on becoming a parent.

Hannah said, “I just have to trust that everything is going to work out okay. I have a really strong faith in God that everything is going to work out.”

Meanwhile, her sister Alicia has started a GoFundMe page to help Hannah be prepared to welcome her baby. “This is her first pregnancy and she needs just about everything,” wrote Alicia. “She doesn’t have a lot of baby things and we all know how much you need for just one.”