A couple who have spent years struggling with infertility is now pregnant with quadruplets! Kayla Flockhart Green and Kenny Green had been trying for a baby for a number of months without any luck. So, they decided to get some things checked out with the doctor. It was revealed that Kayla was suffering from olycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS), which was making it difficult for her to conceive.
But after being prescribed medication, their hope was restored that they may well be welcoming a new life into the world sometime soon. “I started taking some medicine to help with my situation and it ended up working after about eight months or so of trying. I found out I was pregnant. I was in complete shock! I remember taking what felt like a million tests because I just couldn’t believe it,” Kayla detailed in a story from Love What Matters.
The couple was overjoyed.
“I went to the doctor the following Monday and they confirmed it. We were ecstatic! We FaceTimed our families and told some of our closest friends and were just over the moon about this news. My mom sent gifts, friends sent gifts, and in a matter of days all that excitement was gone.”
Kayla began to experience the devastating signs of miscarriage, saying she “feared the worst” for the little life inside of her.
“I was reading all kinds of stuff on Google and knew something wasn’t right. I went back to the doctor and found out later that evening that I did in fact have a miscarriage and that my levels didn’t increase like they were supposed to,” she explained.
It was yet another brutal setback for the young couple.
“I remember getting the phone call and not being able to speak to the lady who called because I was crying so bad that I couldn’t catch my breath. When I could finally get something out… I just remember asking, ‘Are you sure? Could this be wrong?’ And she just had to tell me no, I had definitely miscarried,” Kayla recalled.
“It was heartbreaking in every way. I can’t explain the emotions I felt that day and the emotions I still feel to this day thinking of the loss of my sweet baby. There is literally no way to describe that kind of pain and unless you’ve been through it yourself, you really just don’t have a clue.”
The couple continued to recieve treatment, taking various different medications with the hope that it would increase their chances of conceiving. But still, nothing worked. Kayla and Kenny, who are committed Christians, began to question God’s role in their heartache.
“After continuing to try and trying different medications for over a year and it not being successful, I just kind of gave up. I was tired of all the medicine. I was tired of all the doctor appointments and I was tired of seeing all the negative pregnancy tests. I felt like I wasn’t getting anywhere, so I just quit taking my medicine all together and put it on the back burner. I was discouraged. I was hurt. I felt like God had forgotten about me,” Kayla wrote.
Kayla said she continued to struggle with bitterness and was frustrated with their lack of progress in starting a family. It began to affect her spiritual life in a big way. “I remember going to church and it being hard for me to worship,” she explained. “It was hard for me to listen to the sermons because I had so much bitterness in my heart. Not only from not being able to get pregnant, but also never being able to meet the baby I had. I was not in a good place.”
Kayla detailed that over the following months, “it seemed like everyone was pregnant,” which added to her state of bitterness and depression. If everyone else was having babies, why couldn’t she?! It seemed so desperately unfair. “Everywhere I went I felt like I saw a million pregnant women and it hurt bad. I was just in a state of depression with very little hope. More time went by and Kenny got serious and told me we needed to start trying again. We decided to go to a fertility specialist. We started new medicine and had to go very often for blood work and different tests. It was exhausting, but we knew it would be worth it,” she wrote.
Then, finally, a breakthrough. After a year of different medical treatments, hundreds of visits to the hospital and many sleepless nights, the couple received some glorious news. “We arrived at the doctors office and got the news we had been desperately praying for. I was pregnant! We were so excited but I was scared to death not knowing what might happen,” Kayla wrote.
They were having a baby! Needless to say, the couple was overjoyed at the wonderful blessing of a child. Then, another bombshell hit: they weren’t having just one little baby, but FOUR. That’s right, Kenny and Kayla were pregnant with quadruplets.
“We went in for our first ultrasound when I was six weeks. We were nervous but more excited than anything. I remember laying there scared to death just ready to see a baby. Well let me just tell you… I did not just see a baby. Didn’t just see two babies. Not even three. But we saw four babies on that screen. Yes four!” Kayla explained.
Despite years of anguish, this faithful couple is choosing to see the ways in which the Lord worked through their infertility struggle.
“God gave us a baby for every year of infertility that we experienced,” Kayla declared. “He blessed us exceedingly, abundantly above all we could ask or think. They’re growing and are doing so well.”
Then, a final word of encouragement to those who have been through the grief and sorrow of miscarriage:
“I want to say to any woman out there who has experienced a miscarriage or infertility, please don’t lose hope. I know it’s hard and I know we may not end up with the same story, but I know our God is the same. Keep your head up, even when it feels like everything is coming against you.”