Double the vagina, double the fun? She’s now the smiling mom of four kids ranging from 15 months to 5 years old even though doctors warned her it might not ever happen. Still, she went forward with surgery to get rid of the dividing wall through her epithelial duct, which allowed her to have a more normal sex life.
But her female internal reproductive organ remained split, which left an increased likelihood of miscarriage and stillbirth.
She met her future husband at seventeen and knew she had to be honest with the would-be father once they were married in 2012.
“From quite timely, Ben and I discussed having children and it was clear that he really wanted to be a dad,” she told PA Real Life. “I knew I had to be open and honest and tell him that may not be an occasion on behalf of me.”
Ben aforementioned he would be accessory regardless of the end result. Nevertheless, simply a year into their wedding, the couple went to work on getting pregnant though they didn’t have to try for long.
“But truly, we have found it easy to fall pregnant,” she said. “I am unsure why, or if it has anything to do with my two vaginas.” It was only one month before the couple realized in Gregorian calendar month 2013 that they were having a baby.
“We knew it might be a bumpy road and tried not to get our hopes up too much,” said Lauren, who added that she took a week’s worth of pregnancy tests to be fully bound her needs had come back true.
“Each day the road got darker and darker till I used to be certain we have a tendency to were pregnant.” In Gregorian calendar month 2014, the Cotters delivered their eldest girl, Amelie, via cesarian section. The healthy baby girl weighed 6 pounds, 13 ounces.
A year and a half later, they decided they wanted another and again had no fertility troubles, becoming pregnant with their son Harvey after just two months. Harvey grew in Lauren’s left female internal reproductive organ, not like her firstborn.
I carried Amelie in my right and simply assumed the left one was a dud said Lauren, referring to each side of her divided womb. “The contraception pill was giving ME migraines and that I couldn’t use AN preventive coil, thus within the finish, the implant was the only option left,” she said.
While the North American nation Department of Health and Human Services claims the contraceptive implant is over ninety-nine % effective, Lauren was pregnant with twins within three weeks of going on birth control.
“‘Shocked’ doesn’t begin to cover it,” said Lauren. “During seventeen years along, Ben and I had only ever got pregnant when we’d planned it. Now, here we were, having surprise twins.” She could have with success carried one kid, but doctors feared two babies growing from one shrunken uterus would be especially dangerous for the mom and her unborn children.
“My doctor was terribly honest and aforementioned he couldn’t skill the gestation was progressing to play out,” she said.
They ordered strict bed rest starting at nineteen weeks. But right on time at 37 weeks, twin girls Maya and Evie were born in June of last year, weighing 5 pounds, 13 ounces and 5 pounds, 4 ounces, respectively.
Initially, Evie struggled to survive thanks to inborn hiatal hernia, meaning her diaphragm has failed to keep her intestines in their proper place. At just 5 days old, she had surgery, which doctors said would give her a 50 percent chance of survival.
Now, at 15 months old, the Cotters’ twins are leading healthy childhoods along with older siblings Amelie, now 5, and Harvey, 3. The mom of four who requested that her fallopian tubes be removed during her last C-section to prevent any more surprises added, “Ben and I are one super-fertile couple, and now we’re proud of things even as they are.”