Mrs. Feodor Vassilyev, between 1725 and 1765, gave birth to 16 pairs of twins, seven sets of triplets and four sets of quadruplets in Shuya, Russia. She was the mother to 69 children, 67 of them surviving infancy. Wheeew! The most children ever born to one woman. I sure hope she had household help. I wonder how many bedrooms her home had. Can you even imagine having 66 brothers and sisters? Back then there wasn’t any formula so how did she nurse all those kids? Medical insurance didn’t exist then so I guess she had them at home. I do know that in those days they required women to stay in bed for three days after giving birth. That’s because they didn’t know about massaging the uterus to get rid of the placenta. If the mom’s got up to soon they might have bled to death. So at least Mrs. Vassilyev got a little rest and I guess Mr. Vassilyev really had his hands full.
Today, you may add a maternity rider to an individual Medical Insurance plan. A rider is something that “rides” along with a Medical Insurance policy. With the cost of having a baby without Medical Insurance somewhere in the $10,000 dollar range it would be a good idea to add that rider. When you are looking around for Medical Insurance and gathering Health Insurance Quotes be sure to ask you Medical Insurance broker if the policy you are thinking about covers maternity. Also, remember that you may not be pregnant when applying for Medical Insurance and some Medical Insurance policies require a waiting period for maternity.
Some women wanting to have children have problems becoming pregnant. It is referred to as infertility. Mr. Webster defines infertility as “not fertile or productive: incapable or unsuccessful in achieving pregnancy”. Both men and women can have problems with infertility. At the babycenter.com they talk about some of the problems that women have in achieving pregnancy. Here are some of the more common problems:
- Endometriosis is a condition that occurs when tissue found in the uterine lining (called endometrial tissue) grows outside your uterus, usually in the abdominal-pelvic cavity
- Ovulation problems are any condition (usually hormonal) that prevents the release of a mature egg from your ovaries
- Poor egg quality if your eggs are damaged or have chromosomal abnormalities, they can’t sustain a pregnancy.
- Polycystic ovarian syndrome is a condition in which small follicles in your ovaries don’t develop into larger, mature follicles.
- Blocked fallopian tubes prevent your partner’s sperm from getting to your egg, and prevent the fertilized egg from getting to your uterus.