Extreme Fertility: 23-Year-Old Pregnant 7 Times in 5 Years WHILE USING BIRTH CONTROLMonica Bielanko
Talk about “Being Pregnant”.
Gemma Potter, 23, is apparently meant to be pregnant, like, all the time.
As The Huffington Post reports, even though she’s attempted every method of birth control she could get her hands on (the Pill, condoms, the coil, progestogen injections, implant) Potter and her husband Glenn can’t stop getting pregnant.
Potter is currently pregnant for the seventh time IN FIVE YEARS. This will be the couple’s fourth child as she’s had two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy.
Potter says she was on the Pill when she met her husband in 2006 but still got pregnant with her son three months later. After he was born she went back on the Pill and pretty much got pregnant immediately. After she gave birth to her daughter doctors, wisely, recommended trying a different kind of birth control. They suggested the coil, which they said was the most effective form of birth control. Apparently it was no match for Potter’s extremely fertile body of Glenn’s super sperm because, once again, Potter got pregnant except this time, unfortunately, she miscarried.
As The Huffington Post reports, Potter tried the injection this time around but got pregnant with her daughter Sophie so she went back on the Pill. Like the first two times, the Pill didn’t work again and Potter got pregnant for a fifth time. That was the ectopic pregnancy I mentioned earlier. Her sixth pregnancy happened while she was on the Pill and that ended in miscarriage
So, what about her current pregnancy? She was on the Pill and Potter and her husband say they’ve only had sex three times since September, but she’s ten weeks pregnant.
Potter says she’s done after this one. “I love my children but I don’t want any more,” she told The Sun. “I can’t go out with my friends or have a drink because I am constantly pregnant. I have also completely missed out on having a job or any kind of career on my own,” Potter says.
The good news? She’s considering using her “extreme fertility” to help others become parents. “If I keep having children and it gets to the stage that I can’t afford them any more I would consider surrogacy,” she said.
Maybe she and the freelance sperm donor should team up? They could be, like, fertility super heroes!