The only little sisters in history to survive childbirth were born in Liverpool 36 years ago. It should be mentioned that until then their mother had made many unsuccessful attempts to conceive. Let’s learn more about the lives of these remarkable children.
There was no indication of danger when Janet came for a normal CT scan. However, the procedure took longer than it should have. When the woman noticed the doctor’s terrified expression as he studied the image on the screen, she asked what was wrong. Although the doctor said everything seemed to be in order, she was supposedly expecting twins.
It was Janet and Graham’s thirteenth attempt in five years to conceive. Before the scan, the lovers vowed to choose adoption if the pregnant woman’s therapy was not successful this time.
Janet was initially thrilled with the expected twins, but quickly grew concerned. The doctor phoned one colleague first, then another, and that was it. Upon entering the room, many specialists continued their conversations. The mother-to-be finally lost patience and asked what was going on. Six children were said to have been born to him.
In such a circumstance, the probability of a normal pregnancy is 1 in 104 billion. Obviously, Janet and her children were in danger the whole time. There was no guarantee that everything would go smoothly. Even though 36 years have passed since that moment, the woman is still scared when she tells her story.
Although she now acknowledges her concern, at the time she received the news calmly. She was quickly assured that her children would be fine for some reason.
So the day finally came when a C-section was needed. The mother-to-be kept her cool. On the other hand, the hospital staff is under great pressure. The maternity ward has been closed and all surgical treatments have been postponed.
A group of many doctors had to treat each child. The mother-to-be also had access to a medical team. She was given general anesthesia during labor. When she regained consciousness, she asked, “Is the baby okay?”
Interestingly, all of the babies were still alive. They were all female and weighed between 2.2 and 3.5 pounds. The infants continued to be healthy after a few days, so we could conclude that their life was not in danger. For simplicity, journalists referred to them as “baby number one” to “baby number six” when writing about them in the newspapers. By the way, the doctors claimed they had concerns with baby number two. Parents now joke that the second of their heirs still bothers a few people.
The parents eventually developed coping mechanisms for the children. They use double strollers and slings to carry them on walks. They were sometimes joined by friends who received a free double stroller.
With the exception of Hannah, all of the sisters now reside near their parents and visit each other frequently. The daughters say they look up to their mother because as they get older they see all the hard work she has put into them.