Two Sisters Carried Twins For The Same Man, Ended Up Giving Birth On The Same Day
Annie Johnston, 33, and her husband Joby, of Lewis Centre decided last February to take a break from the sᴜʀɢᴇʀɪᴇs, ɪɴ-ᴠɪᴛʀᴏ ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴢᴀᴛɪᴏɴ and ᴀʀᴛɪғɪᴄɪᴀʟ ɪɴsᴇᴍɪɴᴀᴛɪᴏɴ they’d gone through for five years to try to have a baby. Chrissy was by her sister’s side when all the treatments failed. She stayed with Annie throughout the worst period of her life, wiping her tears for her and providing emotional support.
“In 2008 we tried, in 2009 also; in 2010 was the in-vitro, and on paper, everything looked great, but we got the phone call with the ʙᴀᴅ news that I was not pregnant after that round, and that was the hardest call ever to receive” Annie recalls.
Although Annie had trouble conceiving, her sister Chrissy had not. She had a family of her own – two sons and a perfect husband. Motherhood had come so naturally to her and she had given birth twice without any ᴄᴏᴍᴘʟɪᴄᴀᴛɪᴏɴs. Chrissy knew she was the lucky one. She didn’t think anyone should have to go through ɪɴꜰᴇʀᴛɪʟɪᴛʏ – especially not her sister.
Chrissy convinced Annie to give it one more try. The doctor implanted two embryos, but Chrissy knew it would work this time. On Valentine’s Day, they retrieved ᴇɢɢs from Annie and ғᴇʀᴛɪʟɪsᴇᴅ them with her husband’s sᴘᴇʀᴍ. Dᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs ɪᴍᴘʟᴀɴᴛᴇᴅ two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏsin Knott, and since Annie’s was on the same cycle, they decided to implant two ᴇᴍʙʀʏᴏsin her too, just to give it one more try. By some miracle, the treatment was a success!
Not only that, but Chrissy was pregnant too! It was a dream come true for these sisters… and everything seemed like an incredible coincidence. But that wasn’t all. One month after that, at the seven-week ᴜʟᴛʀᴀsᴏᴜɴᴅ, the two sisters learned they were each carrying twins, classified technically as quadruplets. Coincidentally, the two sisters gave birth to all four children on the same day. The children respectively weighed Charles 6 pounds, Thomas 6 pounds, 2 ounces, Grace 5 pounds, 7 ounces , Hadley 5 pounds, 4 ounces – were all born healthy.