(LIFENEWS) – A mother has spoken about how doctors told her to abort her unborn baby girl, considered unviable following the death of her healthier twin sister. She refused, and her daughter is now happy and thriving.
Elaine Avery was pregnant with monochorionic-diamniotic identical twins when her unborn baby girl, Aurelia, died following complications from sharing the same placenta with her sister, Aurora. Following Aurelia’s death at 22 weeks gestation, doctors advised her grieving mother to abort Aurora.
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“I wanted to hang onto the hope of my other baby, but I was advised to terminate [abort] the pregnancy entirely as there were too many issues present’, Elaine explains. “But I didn’t want to face losing another child, so I went ahead and decided to carry her through to full-term. She seemed like she was fighting in there, so I fought with her.”