Danielle Busby is one of the stars of the TLC show known as OutDaughtered. She is a mom of six girls, 8-year-old Blayke Louise, and 4-year-old quintuplets Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, and Parker.
Busby’s Journey to Mom of 6
As those who are familiar with the show know, Danielle and her husband Adam Busby dealt with fertility issues when they decided to start a family after getting married in 2006. The couple learned they were pregnant both times after undergoing intrauterine insemination.
Their second pregnancy resulted in Danielle carrying quintuplets for 28 weeks. Each baby was delivered via a cesarean section. Ava, Olivia, Hazel, Riley, and Parker each weighed around two pounds at birth.
Now thriving 4-year-old little girls, Danielle is opening up about the toll, albeit a joyful one, that birthing quintuplets took on her body. Earlier in November, the mom of six had to undergo a hysterectomy due to the chronic pain her body was left in after birth.
She wrote on Instagram following the surgery, “Well…it’s been three years and I have finally got to the tipping point with all my pain.”
Danielle continued to explain that she is “so proud of my body for being able to actually carry quintuplets but physically, my body after having quintuplets has been going through a lot of on-going pain…making me completely miserable, days where I can’t get out of bed with constant belly and back pain …for years!”
However, it finally got to the point where the mom could no longer keep putting off the hysterectomy she knew she needed to have. “This last year it has just gotten so painful and I really needed to stop putting off ‘fixing it’. The solution to most of my issues was to have a hysterectomy. So today was the day!”
The mom noted in a YouTube video that she wasn’t nervous about the surgery but rather excited to go through the rest of her life raising her family relatively pain-free. In that same video, the couple shared that while the surgery went smoothly, and that her ovaries did not have to be removed, they also discovered that Danielle showed signs of endometriosis.
“I didn’t want to go through menopause at 35,” Danielle explained.
According to the Mayo Clinic, endometriosis is an “often painful disorder in which tissue similar to the tissue that normally lines the inside of your uterus — the endometrium — grows outside your uterus.”
Hundreds of people including fellow TLC star Audrey Roloff reached out to Danielle in the comments section of her post to praise the mom. Roloff wrote, “You are a superwoman,” while others shared similar sentiments.
One commenter said, “Prayers for you, strong momma! You’re such an inspiration to us moms out here!! You are such an awesome human and I look up to you! Praying for a speedy recovery,” And another added, “Praying for you…having a hysterectomy was the best decision I ever made for myself.”
The day following her surgery, Danielle was able to go home. She took to her Instagram stories to thank her followers for all the prayers and the well-wishes she’s received from them. She also noted that she was still in a bit of pain following the hysterectomy, but is feeling grateful to be home.
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