Given the amount of energy it requires to raise a child, I find it difficult to imagine how the parents of twins cope. Honestly, it must be simply exhausting.
But to raise twins AND triplets? Well, that’s nothing short of unbelievable if you ask me.
Yet that’s precisely what mother Michelle Meier-Morsi and her husband will do in the years to come – and their family is stunning proof that anything can work with the right amount of love and will.
Here at Newsner, we’ve reported on various amazing birth stories since 2015. We’ve covered triplets, albino twins, quadruplets, and so on … the list never ends. But I can’t recall a story quite like Michelle Meier-Morsi’s.
Back in 2018, Michelle and her husband Mark welcomed beautiful twin girls. Of course, the Danish couple was thrilled and looked forward to a new, exciting chapter in life. Michelle fell pregnant in October 2017, after just over a year of IVF treatment.
”When we got the news that we were expecting twins, I was extremely happy, and at the same time, paralyzed by fear. I was simply so scared of losing them. I read statistics, horrible posts on twin groups about respirators and losses, and I refused to buy anything for the girls,” Michella wrote on her Instagram page in 2020.
The girls were born at 37 weeks by cesarean. After spending six days at the hospital, the family arrived back home just before Christmas, 2018.
As most people are probably aware, a twin pregnancy can be very tough on the body; Michelle got the whole experience of that.
”I was massive, hurting so bad, and almost couldn’t walk because of how swollen my body was,” she said in one of her posts.
Via the mother’s Instagram account, people from all over the world could follow how the twin girls – Filippa and Ophelia – were doing.
”My pregnancy was awful and my body is carrying around permanent evidence of it. Filippa and Ophelia, on the other hand, have been absolutely fantastic, and we have made the finest family rhythm with them💕,” Michella writes.
Now, it hasn’t all been joy and laughter since Michelle gave birth to the twins; the pregnancy took a severe toll on her body. After giving birth, doctors discovered that she had Diastasis recti, which meant a gap of about 2.7 cm or greater between the two sides of the rectus abdominal muscle.
”Normally the abdominal muscles heal by themselves after the pregnancy, but in my case, after pregnancy with two big girls, it will not happen without surgery,” Michella told Danish radio.
On her Instagram, Michelle has been open about her body changes. She has posted pictures of her belly and written several candid posts about her feelings and thoughts on the topic.
Michelle is a vital voice because there is far too little talk about the changes that sometimes occur after pregnancy. As a result, many women suffer in silence, thinking they are alone. Others are ashamed to show off their bodies.
After getting the twins, Michelle and Mark thought they might be done having kids. They underwent another fertility treatment, but it was far from certain that it would be successful.