This Woman Got Pregnant After Years Of Trying. But The Scan Revealed More Than She Bargained For

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After five years of trying to conceive, Jamie and Skyler Scott were beginning to give up hope of further expanding their family. So, when the Jamie finally fell pregnant they were delighted. But little did they know their biggest surprise was still to come.

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Jamie and her husband Skyler live in St. George, Utah. They tied the knot in 2004 and wasted little time in starting a family. Just five days after celebrating their first wedding anniversary, the couple also welcomed their first child, a boy named Shayden.

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Five years later, the Scotts welcomed their second son, Landon. However, Jamie and Skyler still felt that their family wasn’t quite complete. So, a few years after Landon was born, they attempted to conceive once more. This time, however, it would not prove easy.

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Five years passed without Jamie falling pregnant. As time went on, she and Skyler began to fear that they might never become parents again. And that was a bitter pill for both of them to swallow, but it seemed to hit Jamie particularly hard.

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Revealing his other half’s anguish, in January 2018 Skyler told People magazine, “It was really challenging to watch your wife go through that. Seeing something that means so much to Jamie and not having success with it and not seeing the results of all our praying, that was really, really hard to go through.”

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But the couple refused to give up on the thing they wanted most of all – a bigger family. So, after five years of trying in vain, the couple decided to consult a fertility experts. On their advice, the Scotts opted to try artificial insemination.

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Just two treatments later, Jamie finally fell pregnant. The mom-of-two had been so excited to find out if the procedure had worked that she took an at-home test. She already had an appointment for a blood test booked, but Mrs Scott simply couldn’t wait.

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Describing  to People the moment she realized she was going to be a mom once more, Jamie revealed, “I went through so many pregnancy tests, I was used to seeing a negative. So, after all these years of trying, it was just incredible to see those two pink lines.”

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A few weeks into her pregnancy, a test revealed Jamie’s hCG hormone levels were unusually high. High readings of Human Chorionic Gonadotropin (hCG) can indicate the presence of more than one child in the womb. So, the Scotts booked in for an ultrasound scan to see what was going on.

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During the scan, Jamie and Skyler got the shock of their lives. They weren’t expecting one baby or even twins. Instead, they were going to be welcoming quintuplets – that’s five little ones to feed, clothe and care for.

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Reliving the moment, in January 2017 Jamie told the Daily Mail newspaper, “When we had the ultrasound I was expecting to see one or two little sacs and there were four in the first 20 minutes. Then we found the fifth.”

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The expectant mom recounted how emotional the moment was, and to be reassured that all her unborn children were in good health. She told the Daily Mail, “I asked, ‘Are they all alive?’ and so they went through each one hearing their heartbeats and taking their measurements and I breathed a sigh of relief.”

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All of Jamie’s five babies appeared to be fighting fit. However, the pregnancy was hardly going to be a walk in the park, to say the least. For starters, in order to fuel her body to sustain quintuplets, doctors advised the expectant mom to consume 4,000 calories a day.

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It might sound like dream diet advice to fast-food junkies, but Jamie soon found herself having cravings for healthy cucumbers! However, she rose to the unusual challenge honorably, feasting on ice cream and burgers to pile on the pounds. Even so, with five hungry passengers on board, Jamie still felt herself growing weak.

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She told the Daily Mail, “It’s very difficult to walk so I’m kind of wheelchair-bound because I’m so exhausted, and I’m also hungry all the time. My doctor recommended eating 4,000 calories a day and I’ve gained 20 pounds so far but it’s not enough so I’ve got to eat a lot, fast.”

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And that wasn’t the only hardship the Scotts are facing. In order to give their babies the best birth possible, they have temporarily relocated from Utah to Phoenix, Arizona. That’s where specialist Dr. John Elliott is based. The obstetrician-gynecologist has delivered no fewer than 23 sets of quintuplets over the course of his career.

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Jamie is hoping to carry her babies until 34 weeks before undergoing a Caesarean section. Perhaps inevitably, however, even by 19 weeks the former nanny appeared far further into her pregnancy and had already been experiencing moments of severe discomfort, she admitted in January 2018 to the Daily Mail.

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Given the unusual nature of their situation – the chances of conceiving quintuplets is estimated as about one in 55 million – the Scotts have decided to share their journey on social media. They have started a blog and share updates on Facebook and Instagram under the heading “Five. Two. Love.”

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Via Facebook, in March 2018 the Scotts revealed that Jamie had already been laid up resting in a hospital bed for five weeks prior to her April due date. And now that she’s on the home straight, she and Skyler have finally settled on five baby names: .

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So, despite the difficulties quintuplets pose, the Scotts are looking forward to becoming a family of nine. “After so long of desiring one more child in our family, it’s incredible to me that this is my life now,” Jamie told People magazine. “I just feel so incredibly blessed that this is my new life.”

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