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Bobbi and Kenny McCaughey faced a seemingly impossible prospect in 1997. Having given birth to Mikayla Marie one year earlier, Bobbi was pregnant again. This time, however, the stakes were much higher.

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Bobbi McCaughey was born with a malfunctioning pituitary gland. For this reason, she did not produce enough hormones to stimulate ovulation. She and Kenny, therefore, decided that she should go undergo hormone therapy treatments.

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Image: JOHN RUTHROFF/AFP/Getty Images

A single shot of fertility drug Metrolin could not have been more successful for the McCaugheys. Indeed, Bobbi subsequently became pregnant with multiple babies, as is common for women following such a regimen. However, doctors then found an extraordinarily high number of healthy embryos in her womb. Seven, to be exact.

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