Katie Schaftlein

First post: 9/6/2016 Latest post: 11/12/2016
After over a year of infertility, we began treatment at the Institute for Reproductive Health. Through the use of fertility drugs (not IVF), we conceived five miraculous babies. After learning there were five tiny heartbeats, the doctor wanted to abort some or all of them.  With no support for keeping them, we left that practice and sought advice from our midwives at Womankind. They referred us to the high risk doctors at St. Josephs.


Our doctors have been true champions for our little crew. They consult with other doctors from not only our state, but others in the nation. They are well read, taking evidence based practice from Europe, and incorporating it into our care. Each week, they are amazed at how well this pregnancy is going and continue to be some of our biggest advocates.


Our doctors have been working closely with UK hospital. This week I begin transitioning to the UK high risk doctors who will be supervising my upcoming hospital bedrest. While we would love to stay with our St. Joseph team, it is important for Sadie, Savannah, Scarlett, Sofia, and Lucas to have the best medical care upon arrival. The staff at UK is excited to be a part of this journey.


While our official due date is not until January 23rd, the Quints will be here soon. We hope to make it until the first week of November ( 28 weeks), longer if possible.


Please continue your steadfast prayers for us, our babies and our team of doctors, nurses, and scrub techs. It is by faith, love, and hope that we continue on in this journey. #KYQuints

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