“Even miracles take a little time.”
Beata Bienias, originally from Poland, and her husband Powell had been trying to have a baby for seven years. When nothing else worked, they decided to try in vitro fertilization (IVF). Shortly after, the couple was left in shock when they found out Beata was pregnant with triplets! But even more shocking was the fact that she conceived two of the three babies naturally.
Beata has polycystic ovarian syndrome and was overweight, but she never thought she would have any problem with getting pregnant. After years of trying, the doctors told her to lose weight, but even after shedding 70 pounds, the 36-year-old still couldn’t get pregnant.
After some time, she decided to try in vitro fertilization (IVF) and was super thrilled about becoming a mom.
When the doctor harvested her eggs for fertilization, they told the couple not to have sex during the IVF process. Clearly, they would’ve listened to the doctor because they’d been waiting for this for years, but unfortunately for them, Powell’s birthday was coming up and one thing led to another, and, well, yeah, you know. They’d tried for seven years and nothing happened, so they thought just one night wouldn’t be such a big deal.
Soon after that, the doctors implanted the embryos, and shortly after Beata received the best call of her life. The doctor gave her the news she’d been waiting for almost a decade — she was pregnant!
When she went to her first sonogram, she was in for quite a surprise. Not only she was expecting, but soon she would be a mother-of-three! And from a family of two to a family of five real quick.
Speaking to TODAY via email, the 36-year-old said:
We both were in shock and we looked (at) the monitor with disbelief, just wondering who put (three babies) there. Straight away I called my mum and then I started crying saying, ‘There’s three inside me.’
After further examination, the got the ultimate surprise — only one fertilized embryo had implanted, meaning the twins were conceived naturally.
She went on:
This is so ironic after trying for so long, and when we got the treatment we conceived naturally.
Amelia, Matylda, and Borys were born on December 13, in 2018. The babies were born at 34 weeks — the three of them healthy and doing well.
Dr. Christine Greves, who is a doctor at the Center for Obstetrics and Gynecology in Orlando, didn’t treat Beata but spoke about the case with TODAY, although not specifically about her case.
One can conceive naturally when undergoing IVF treatment … and the implanted embryo can take. It is possible.
It happens very rarely. A lot of the people who seek IVF have difficulty getting pregnant.
As for their life after the triplets, Beata adds:
It can be difficult and hard, but it’s more than 100 percent worth it. I’m tired after a night but when I look into these little faces, it melts my heart.