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Gemma Potter, 23, Pregnant Seven Times In Five Years, Despite Using Contraception

12/20/2011 08:41 am ET | Updated Dec 20, 2011

Gemma Potter, a 23-year-old mom of three says she has tried every form of contraception: the Pill, condoms, the coil, progestogen injections, an implant... But, despite these precautions, she and husband Glenn, 27 can't stop getting pregnant. They are expecting another baby now, and this is her seventh pregnancy in five years (she's had two miscarriages and one ectopic pregnancy).

"I can't go out with my friends or have a drink because I am constantly pregnant. I have also completely missed out on having a job or any kind of career on my own," Potter told The Sun.

According to the Daily Mail, Potter was on the Pill when she met her husband in 2006 but somehow got pregnant with her son, Shaun, three months later. After he was born, she went back on the pill and this time it took four months before she got pregnant again.

After she gave birth to her second, Jessica, doctors suggested she try a coil, which they said was the most effective form of contraception. Turns out they were wrong: she got pregnant again, but sadly miscarried.

Next, Potter tried the injection, but got pregnant with her daughter Sophie. So she went back on the Pill. It didn't "work" again and she became pregnant for a fifth time. That resulted in an ectopic pregnancy and her sixth (conceived while she was still on the Pill) ended in miscarriage as well, HuffPost UK reports.

Potter and her husband say they've only had sex three times since September, but yet: she's ten weeks pregnant (and yes, she was on the pill).

"I love my children but I don't want any more," she told The Sun.

At this point, the silver lining on her extreme fertility is that she may be able to help other people become parents:

"If I keep having children and it gets to the stage that I can't afford them any more I would consider surrogacy," she said.

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