'My baby won't survive after birth but I can't bear to have abortion,' says distraught mum Erin BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A pregnant mother is carrying her seriously ill unborn baby to term - even though she knows the child will not survive outside the womb. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/my-baby-wont-survive-after-birth-but-i-cant-bear-to-have-abortion-says-distraught-mum-erin-37472466.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article37472464.ece/0840d/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-10-30_new_45317278_I6.JPG Email A pregnant mother is carrying her seriously ill unborn baby to term - even though she knows the child will not survive outside the womb. Erin O'Hara (24) from Limavady said she was advised on two separate occasions to consider aborting the unborn girl, who has untreatable anencephaly, but she could not countenance the idea. Having reached 26 weeks of pregnancy yesterday, and after declining to travel to England for a termination, Erin … [Read more...] about ‘My baby won’t survive after birth but I can’t bear to have abortion,’ says distraught mum Erin
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Two-year-old Roman Dinkel was diagnosed with spina bifida, a defect in an embryo's developing spine, after an ultrasound at 20 weeks. "We just expected to hear the normal things — this is the size of the head, this is the size of his feet, all those fun things, but what we heard was he had extra fluid on his brain and extra fluid on his spine," Roman's mother Whitney Dinkel said. Despite the odds, his parents were determined to persevere. Roman actually had an operation before he was born to increase his chances of being able to walk. "I had to let him fall a few times so he'd know I wouldn't be there to catch him, and he had to learn how to catch himself," Whitney said. Perhaps that's why, when he finally did walk after days of practicing, Roman was so excited to show the family dog, Maggie, what he could do. Roman's mom was excited too. She posted the video on Facebook and in just hours, people around the world were sharing in Roman's joy. Mom and Dad have received … [Read more...] about 2-year-old who overcame the odds and learned to walk inspires millions
Aug 02, 6:27 AM EDT Newsletter Signup BusinessTechnologyWorldNationalMedia & CultureOpinionSportsLuxury World By Vaishnavi Vaidyanathan 08/02/18 AT 5:19 AM In a one-in-500 million chance, a woman who conceived in her two wombs simultaneously gave birth to twins in Camborne, England.Jennifer Ashwood, 31, and her husband Andrew House learned they were expecting twins in December 2017, however, two months later it was revealed she was suffering from bicornuate uterus and had two wombs, with one baby in each.She went into labor at 34 weeks and gave birth to son Piran and daughter Poppy via cesarean. Two weeks later, the twins were sent home after a treatment for jaundice.In most cases, women with this condition can only carry one baby in one uterus however in this case, she ovulated and released two eggs which fertilized and remained in separate sections of the uterus."To have the two uterus' is rare in itself, but to have an egg in both, then those to be fertilised and then … [Read more...] about What Is Bicornuate Uterus? Woman With Two Wombs Gives Birth To Twins
Since then, Texas has added incremental restrictions to abortion. Texas currently requires an ultrasound and consultation with a doctor 24 hours before getting an abortion, from the same doctor who gave the patient consultation. Minors must get parental consent, or obtain a judicial bypass. Like most states, abortion is banned after 20 weeks of pregnancy.Gov. Greg Abbott signaled that he would press to abolish abortion, according to KXXV in Waco. The station reported that Abbott promised a terminally ill boy that he and the Republican party would work to grant his wish of making abortion illegal in the state of Texas."Your wish is on the Republican party platform and it's what we're going to be pursuing this next legislative session. That's to outlaw abortion altogether in the State of Texas, and so your wish has been granted," Abbott told 16-year-old Jeremiah Thomas in a phone call. The next justiceExperts expect the next nominee to be anti-abortion, but speedy confirmation is not a … [Read more...] about What does Justice Anthony Kennedy’s retirement mean for abortion access in Texas?
0 Comments 'Baby' turned out to be cancer - how Belfast woman's joy turned to despair BelfastTelegraph.co.uk A young woman who thought she was expecting her first child was devastated to discover that her longed-for 'baby' was actually cancer. https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/baby-turned-out-to-be-cancer-how-belfast-womans-joy-turned-to-despair-36840661.html https://www.belfasttelegraph.co.uk/news/northern-ireland/article36840656.ece/0b415/AUTOCROP/h342/2018-04-25_new_40385881_I1.JPG Email A young woman who thought she was expecting her first child was devastated to discover that her longed-for 'baby' was actually cancer. Megan and Jake Murray's joy at the prospect of being parents turned to despair when doctors found no trace of a child - instead discovering a tumour in her womb. Belfast-born hairdresser Megan (23), who endured eight weeks of chemotherapy to shrink the growth, said: "To go from thinking we were having a baby to finding out it was … [Read more...] about ‘Baby’ turned out to be cancer