After Giving Birth To Seven Babies, The Mom Makes Worldwide Headlines Showing Some Pictures 23 Years Later
The pregnancy was risky and doctors didn’t think they would save all the children.
All the McCaughey family ever wanted was another child. However, nothing could prepare them for what awaited them after they turned to the medicine and undergone ovulation-stimulating treatment for infertility.
Kenny and Bobby from Iowa soon became the parents of the world’s first surviving septuagenarian. On November 19, 1997, Kenny Jr., Alexis, Natalie, Kelsey, Nathan, Brandon and Joel were welcomed into the world and quickly made headlines around the world.
When the parents first learned the news about the number of babies growing in Boba’s womb, they were shocked. Happy and excited, but at the same time scared for the fate of the baby, they prayed to God that all their bundles of joy would arrive in the world healthy.
Doctors told them how dangerous pregnancy was and even advised them to end the lives of some babies, but for these brave parents that was never possible. Somehow they knew that things would eventually turn for the better and continued with the pregnancy. Fortunately, it was the best decision.
Raising eight children was a lot, but the saying “it takes a village to raise a child” came true for the McKays who were offered help from across the community. After their story went public, many companies and donors stepped in for them and that made things a little easier.
The siblings graduated from Carlisle High School in 2016, and KCCI-TV said at the time that “the siblings will go their separate ways, including the military, the workforce and college.”
Today, the seven-year-olds are 23 years old and forging their own paths, but still as close as ever.
Living with so many children under one roof must be challenging and fun. We wish the McCaugheys all the best in the years ahead.
Watch the video below to see their history and what they looked like in 2015.