Medicine Gets It Wrong As Woman Gives Birth To Healthy Triplets After Refusing To Terminate Two To Increase The Chances Of Other
It is scary to think that a mother would ever be in the position where she is asked to choose which baby gets aborted, yet it happens a lot.
Is abortion prevalent?
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Most people assume that those who get abortions are teenagers with accidental pregnancies, or career women who aren’t ready for kids, but abortions are more common than that. The reasons could range from health risks, poverty, and wrong timing to abusive relationships.
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When it comes to whether or not one should get an abortion, professionals at Planned Parenthood centers can guide one by answering relevant questions.
However, in the end, the decision is yours to make. They can only furnish you with as much information as possible.
Katie Johnson, 32, and her husband Patrick, 35, were naturally pleased to welcome their beloved triplets into their London home, but in the 12th week of the pregnancy, a discovery put them in a tight spot.
The doctors at King’s College Hospital informed them that the placenta was shared unequally, so the babies were suffering from growth restriction. The solution seemed obvious: Selective termination. Thje parents refused the recommendation and insisted on having all three. Katie said:
“There was no way we could terminate one or two babies. We had to give them all a chance of survival.”
The decision did not come easily, as the risk was life-threatening. One of the babies was extremely small and not getting sufficient blood supply. More so, their death could have directly led to another baby losing their life.
However, the couple forged on in faith, but the worst wasn’t over yet. In the 28th week, the smallest baby stopped growing. Medics observed that the situation could be handled as long as the baby was still getting blood supply.
Three weeks later, what they dreaded the most happened: The blood supply ceased. The babies were delivered through an emergency C-section.
At birth, Oliver, the tiny baby weighed just 2lbs, while his identical twin, Oscar, was 4lbs. The girl, Auriel, was 3lbs. On a happy note, they went home a month later, wholly healthy.
Now aged 11 weeks, the parents can look back on the nerve-racking experience and say:
“We feel incredibly lucky that the triplets have all survived, and are here with us to celebrate their first Christmas. It’s an incredible gift.”
What a Christmas miracle for the Johnsons!
Coping with three bundles of joy
Having triplets can be a lot to handle, but people have gone through it and so can you.
Krysta Manning, a mother of multiples, wrote on Scary Mommy that raising triplets is not as daunting as it seems.
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Logistics, like getting three car seats that will fit in the back seat, can be a challenge. However, there is the perk of having them entertain themselves when you’re exhausted.
Baby Centre, on the other hand, tells us that space is an essential factor to be taken into consideration.
One thing we have learned is that sometimes science is not fool-proof. A little faith now and then never hurts and it may be enough to turn the tide favorably, as seen with the Johnsons.