Many of us would love to have a baby, some of us even two or three. But what about having seven of them? It might sound manageable, but now think about having all seven of them at the same time. In the age of medical innovation, fertility treatment has aided many women in getting pregnant. This is the story of a couple who couldn’t have a baby, and then had seven. The years have passed, and now those little septuplets are young adults, making them the oldest surviving septuplets. What a journey it has been for the McCaughey family.
It seems natural to have a baby, and recently it has become natural to take advantage of medical innovation to help you get there. In the case of women who can’t fall pregnant, there are some different methods of getting there. Fertility treatment isn’t uncommon and it is practiced in many countries across the globe. Even though it is an accepted method in many places, there are those that aren’t in favor of it. Some religious groups believe that it is against God’s will to interfere with the natural course of creating life. Their claim is that if God wants to give life he will, and if it is not meant to be then it will not materialize.
But then there are people like Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey. They believe that God gives each one of us the opportunity to make the most of any situation. If the answer comes in the form of medical aid like fertility treatment, then that’s the answer they choose to follow. In the end that is the answer that followed and the results were miraculous. To this day they wish to share their story so that others can find hope and direction, no matter what they’re going through.
This is a story about facing one’s greatest fears and overcoming them when the odds are against you. It is an inspiring story about love, family, and one’s faith in God, good will or whatever they have chosen as their life compass. This story will make you smile, it will make you cry, and it will make you think about what’s most important to you in your life. The miracle of birth is exactly that – a miracle.
Meet The Parents
In 1996, Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey received a blessing in the form of a baby girl. Their daughter, Mikayla Marie truly was a blessing since they had had trouble getting Bobbi pregnant. Bobbi suffered from a malfunctioning pituitary gland which caused her fertility troubles. Their daughter truly was a miracle baby.