In 2007, the life of the Artamkin family changed drastically. Varvara and Dmitry gave birth to five – five wonderful and beautiful daughters.
While she was still pregnant, Varvara underwent an ultrasound and it turned out that she was carrying up to five embryos in her womb.
Doctors were concerned about this situation and suggested to the couple to remove two embryos to avoid risks in the future. But the Artamkin family are believers; they refused this and decided that, as God wills, so be it.
Due to such a multiple pregnancy, Russian doctors refused to take on such responsibility, so the Artamkins went abroad to give birth.
At the 26th week of pregnancy, five beautiful girls were born, who immediately moved to the premature baby incubator. The babies developed well, gained weight, eventually grew stronger, and went home.
Upon their arrival, the happy family was welcomed at the airport by officials who delighted Varvara and Dmitry with good news – the state provided them with a four-room apartment with repairs and furniture.
Of course, it is not easy to raise five children at once; the spouses were very tired, but thanks to mutual support and that of their relatives, they succeeded.
Immediately after the birth of our daughters, it was not easy to realize that we have five children, five new lives. But the children filled our lives with happiness. I always wanted to have children, and I am very happy to have many.
To be honest, I see little difference between our family and any large family.
My husband and I deeply believe that with one child, it is much more difficult because they feel a lot of constant attention from their parents and therefore become much more capricious.
And when there are five children at once, they understand that their mother is alone and cannot be torn apart,” Varvara recalled.
The girls were named Elizabeth, Alexandra, Nadezhda, Tatyana, and Varvara.
As the parents say, they are all completely different, both in appearance and in character. The fourth-born daughter was often ill. She frequently had pneumonia, bronchitis, etc. However, over time, she grew stronger.
In 2015, the sisters went to first grade.
“I am happy that my daughters study in the same class and can support each other. How scary it must be for a child going to school alone for the first time, without the support of siblings!” the mother said.
Now, the girls are 14 years old, they are fully developed, and they have been attending church since childhood. Through their example, the Artamkins have shown that when there is a reliable shoulder of a loved one nearby, nothing is impossible.