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- Christy and Sean Baxter, 40, from Valdosta, Georgia, adopted six children
- They struggled to conceive after she was diagnosed with polycystic ovaries
- Fell pregnant ten years after they started trying thanks to fertility treatment
- The couple call their daughter Kinsley, now four, their ‘miracle baby’
A couple with fertility problems have told how they finally fell pregnant – after having adopted six children.
Christy, 34, and Sean Baxter, 40, from Valdosta in Georgia, longed for a big family, and started trying soon after they married in 2004.
But when teacher Christy, 34, didn’t fall pregnant, they learned she had polycystic ovary syndrome, which can restrict women’s chances of conceiving naturally.
The couple decided to adopt, and welcomed three sons and three daughters into their home over the space of just two years.
Just when they thought their brood was complete Christy, who was taking fertility medication, learned she was pregnant – and nine months later in 2013 they welcomed their fourth daughter and seventh child; Kinsley.
Christy and Sean Baxter, 40, from Valdosta, Georgia, fell pregnant after adopting six children
They tried for ten years, but Christy was diagnosed with polycystic ovary syndrome and struggled to conceive naturally
The Baxters are now parents to Jacob, 16, Hunter, 15, Cassadie, 14, Michael, 13, Anna, 12, and their ‘miracle baby’ Kinsley, now four.
Christy said: ‘I had always wanted a large family. I am from eight brother and sisters.
‘So when we got married we started trying for a baby pretty quickly.
‘After being unable to get pregnant for almost a year, we went to a fertility doctor.’
Christy was told she had polysictic ovary syndrome, prompting the couple to consider other options.
‘We started to look into adoption and fostering,’ Christy said.
‘About a year later, we were matched with a little boy called Hunter and a little girl called Alexia. A few months later they were a part of our family.
‘We were later matched with four siblings – Jacob was seven, Cassadie was four, Michael was three and Anna was two.
Their daughter Kinsley was born in 2013, and she is known in their family as their ‘miracle baby’
The couple adopted Jacob, 16, Alexia, 16, Hunter, 15, Cassadie, 14, Michael, 13 and 12-year-old Anna
The couple went through fertility treatment to conceive Kinsley, and Christy said she was ‘hyperventilating’ when she found out she was pregnant
The couple went from just the two of them to being a family of eight in just two years when they adopted
Christy, who was one of eight, said she always wanted to have a big family of her own
‘We went from [a family of] two of us to eight in two years.’
Although they had adopted six children, Sean and Christy had not given up on ever falling pregnant.
‘Sean and I decided to try fertility treatment,’ said Christy.
‘I was on a fertility medicine called Femara. Then for the first time, in almost ten years of trying, I was pregnant.
‘It had finally worked. I was hyperventilating, I was frozen, I was crying.
‘Kinsley is now four and to us, she is perfect.’
What is PCOS? Causes, symptoms and treatment explained…
PCOS stands for polycystic ovary syndrome.
PCOS is a hormonal disorder causing enlarged ovaries with small cysts on the outer edges.
Women with PCOS may have infrequent or prolonged menstrual periods or excess male hormone (androgen) levels.
Symptoms include menstrual irregularity, excess hair growth, acne, and obesity.
Fertility may also be affected.
While the exact cause of PCOS isn’t known, insulin resistance caused by a highly refined and processed diet is believed to be one of the biggest triggers.
PCOS can be managed through diet, the contraceptive pill and other oral medications.
Source: Mayo Clinic
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Couple who adopted six children after trying for TEN years finally fall pregnant