A couple from the U.K. who thought they’d never have kids are now parents of miracle quintuplets — born over a span of six years.
The oldest child, Millie, is now 6. She was born in 2006 — but the rest of the embryos were frozen.
Adam, 4, arrived two years later, followed by Matthew, 2. And now twins Lulu and Isaac, just 2-weeks-old, have completed the family quintet.
“It really is a dream come true. They are all miracles to us," said proud mom Jeanette, 42.
And IVF pioneer Professor Charles Kingsland revealed: “It is an exceptionally rare event for a woman to have so many embryos frozen and for them to turn into so many healthy babies."
Jeanette and her husband, transport manager Arthur, 43, of West Derby, Liverpool, got married 18 years ago.
They tried for a baby for eight years before their first unsuccessful IVF attempt in 2001. Bid No2 ended in stillbirth, but Jeanette conceived on her fourth try in 2005 — and Millie was the result.
In all 18 of her eggs had been fertilised — and doctors at Liverpool Women’s Hospital froze the remaining embryos.
Jeanette recalled: “When we said we wanted to try for another baby they warned us not to build our hopes up. But the doctor came back and said they were ‘fabulous embryos’ in very good condition.
“We can never thank them enough for what they have done — giving us five healthy, beautiful children.”