When Beata Bienias and her husband Powell struggled with infertility for eight years, they held onto the possibility that having a child might never become a reality. Beata was diagnosed with polycystic ovarian syndrome, which can make conceiving a challenge. Additionally, she was overweight, prompting doctors to advise her to focus on losing weight. Despite shedding 70 pounds, their efforts didn’t yield any results.
As a last resort, the couple turned to IVF treatment. Although doctors warned them against having sex during the process, Beata and Powell made an exception on her birthday. Miraculously, the embryos were successfully implanted, and not long after, Beata received the joyous news that she was pregnant.
After years of struggles, sacrifices, and countless obstacles, their dream was finally coming true. Overwhelmed with excitement, Beata felt like she was on cloud nine.
Little did she know that an even greater surprise awaited her during her sonogram appointment. Beata and her partner had been praying that at least one of the embryos would survive, but they entered the sonogram room with a mix of anticipation and anxiety.
As the ultrasound technician carefully examined the scan, an unexpected twist unfolded. With a serious demeanor, the technician turned to Beata’s husband and advised him to take a seat. What the technician was about to reveal would forever change their lives. Beata was indeed pregnant, but not with just one baby—she was carrying triplets!
“We both were in shock, and we looked at the monitor with disbelief, wondering who put three babies there,” Beata recalled. Overwhelmed with emotions, she immediately called her mother and tearfully exclaimed, “There’s three inside me!”
But the surprises didn’t end there. Further examination revealed that only one of the embryos had been implanted, meaning the twins had been conceived naturally. “This is so ironic after trying for so long, and when we got the treatment, we conceived naturally,” Beata remarked.
While rare, Beata’s situation is not unheard of. It’s possible for a woman to conceive naturally while undergoing IVF treatment, even with an implanted embryo.
Beata gave birth to her three babies—Amelia, Matylda, and Borys—at 34 weeks, and after just a week in the hospital, they were able to go home. Despite the challenges that come with raising triplets, Beata finds it all more than worth it. “It can be difficult and hard, but it’s more than 100 percent worth it,” she said. “I may be tired after a sleepless night, but when I look into these little faces, my heart melts.”