In 1997 The McCaughey Family From Iowa Gave Birth To Septuplets

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Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey faced a seemingly impossible prospect in 1997. Having given birth to Mikayla Marie one year earlier, Bobbi was pregnant again. This time, however, the stakes were much higher. And what they were facing would have tested even the most enthusiastic of expectant parents.

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The road to getting pregnant again hadn’t been an easy one for Bobbi McCaughey, however – not least because she had been born with a malfunctioning pituitary gland. For this reason, she did not produce enough hormones to stimulate ovulation. And, as a result, she and Kenny decided that she should undergo hormone therapy treatments to aid conception.

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