Saturday, February 16, 2008
Mother refuses to abort twin babies... babies save her life!
Michelle Stepney with her girls Alice and Harriet / Photo Credit: The Daily Mail
Mother refuses to abort twin girls who knocked loose tumor
London, Feb 7, 2008 / 04:41 am (CNA).- A British woman’s twin girls saved her life when, while still in the womb, they kicked free a tumor growing in their mother’s uterus, the Daily Mail reports.
Though advised she needed to abort the twins so she could be treated for cancer, the mother avoided harsh cancer treatment so her babies could be born.
Michelle Stepney, 35, was expecting twins when she went to a hospital with a suspected miscarriage. The doctors realized that she had cervical cancer, saying that the kicking of the twins had dislodged a tumor.
Had the tumor not been dislodged, the cancer may not have been discovered in time for successful treatment.
After the discovery of the cancer, Stepney’s doctors told her that she would need to undergo chemotherapy and a hysterectomy. To do this, she would need to abort the twins.
Stepney refused. "I couldn't believe it when the doctors told me that the babies had dislodged the tumor," she said, according to the Daily Mail.
"I'd felt them kicking, but I didn't realize just how important their kicking would turn out to be.
"I owe my life to my girls, and that's why I could have never agreed with a termination."
"I knew I could have an operation straight away and it would cure me of the cancer, but that would mean getting rid of my babies and I couldn't do that.
"I had two lives inside me and I just couldn't give up on them - especially after they had saved me like this," Stepney said.
The twins are now one year old and thriving. She and her husband, Scott, also have a five-year-old son.
"I feel so lucky. And one day I will tell my daughters how they saved their mummy's life."
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