The beautiful Kate Gamble with her triplets Lola, Jack and Lucia (5 years) and baby Noah (9 months). Kate says that her whole life she has just wanted to be a mother. She was successful in all areas of her life but that and continually struggled with her inability to achieve motherhood. She turned to IVF and was told she had such a low chance of sustaining a pregnancy, that they should implant all three embryo's rather than the standard two. All three took, and her pregnancy with her triplets was remarkably healthy. She had been told that she would develop preeclampsia or gestational diabetes, but her pregnancy was without any complications and self-described as "boring". Kate was told that any time past 30 weeks would be bonus time, and when her girls' growth stalled out at 32 weeks they chose to deliver via cesarean at 33 weeks, 1 day. The triplets were born healthy with good Apgar scores and transitioned to the NICU. Lola spent 6 weeks there, and Jack and Lucia came home after 8 weeks with no real existing complications from their early arrival. Kate began pumping right away and was able to pump exclusively until her triplets were 15 months old.
Kate never expected to get pregnant naturally, and so her conception of Noah without intervention was a wonderful surprise. Things went well until around 19 weeks when she started bleeding. She was determined to have Placenta Previa that may have also included Placenta Accreta and was counseled that her pregnancy may not be sustainable, and she may lose her uterus as well. She had hoped to have a VBAC with midwives and at this point was transferred out to high-risk care. Her placenta was also anterior, and she didn't feel Noah as much which created additional concern in herself. Thankfully, he continued to grow well and as her pregnancy continued, her placenta moved up and out of the way of her cervix and placenta accreta. Noah was not only a VBAC but arrived very quickly. Kate did all of her pushing in the car as they rushed to the hospital and his head was already outside of her body when they arrived. It took her laying back on the table in labor and delivery for his body just to slide out. Kate has been able to successfully breastfeed Noah as well.