The World’s First Surviving Septuplets Are All Grown Up And You Won’t Believe Your Eyes

As parents of septuplets, Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey had a lot on their plate. They were expected to go through 42 bottles a day, on top of having to change an estimated 52 diapers daily. Luckily, with the help of family, neighbors, and generous donations, the McCaugheys successfully raised their septuplets. After surviving infancy, they would become known as the world’s first surviving septuplets. But at first, the McCaugheys faced some serious risks.

Bobbi McCaughey Had Trouble Conceiving

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Kenny and Bobbi McCaughey tried for more kids when their daughter Mikayla was just sixteen months old. Having had complications with conceiving their first born, Bobbi was already on fertility treatments, so they didn’t want to waste any more time.

Dr. Katherine Hauser prescribed Bobbi a drug called Metrodin, which stimulates the ovaries to prime reluctant eggs for fertilization. The treatment worked after the first try, but the thing about fertility drugs is that you risk having multiple births. They were only hoping for one more bundle of joy, but as fate would have it, they’d get that times seven.