• Woman Says ‘No’ to Abortion — Welcomes ‘Christmas Miracle’ Baby Instead

    Surge Summary: An expectant Australian woman rejects an abortion recommendation – and gives birth to a perfectly healthy baby in what some are calling “a Christmas Miracle.”

    Disrn’s Daniel Payne passes along this stunner:

    A woman who was told her baby would likely not survive and was advised to abort her child before she was born, defied the odds and gave birth to a perfectly healthy baby girl earlier this month.

    In the first days of December, a Facebook post from Brisbane Birth Photography described the Australian birth as a  “Christmas miracle”. The family had been informed their baby had a genetic condition – she had only “between a few hours and young adulthood to live.” They were advised to abort the little one, but the mother ignored that counsel and proceeded to the pregnancy.

    First of all: “between a few hours and young adulthood to live”? My, my, that’s quite a spread. The doctors pressed mom to abort a child that might, even by the doctors’ admission, many years of life ahead of her? Anyone else see a problem with that “treatment” recommendation?

    Well, indeed, the young girl arrived — and the resolution of the situation turned out to be glorious beyond anyone’s wildest expectations. The family discovered “to the shock of doctors, nurses and well….everyone involved really…..that she was perfectly healthy.”

    The Facebook post read:

    !! WE ARE IN SHOCK !!
    We are all recovering from shock here today. Late yesterday we received the news that baby Brianna has defied the odds and delivered a Christmas miracle for her family.

    Diagnosed in pregnancy with a rare and “terminal” genetic condition from having a small cerebellum and pons in the brain (a condition called Pontocerebellar hypoplasia or PCH), she was given anywhere between a few hours and young adulthood to live (she also had fluid on the brain). The family were told to “terminate” the pregnancy. As there is no cure. There is no “fix”. There is no answer.

    Yet yesterday it was found, to the shock of doctors, nurses and well….everyone involved really….that she was perfectly healthy. The initial diagnostic symptoms she had have miraculously disappeared and she was cleared of the condition after passing a million and 1 tests – from eye scans, to renal tests, to ultrasounds and even a brain MRI.

    I would not have believed this had I not attended the last scan (to support the family as a bereavement and birth doula) and witnessed the examination of the brain and saw the fluid with my own 2 eyes.

    We literally saw the diagnosis.
    We spoke with multiple doctors and specialists in depth.
    We were referred to the pallative care team to “plan”.
    We were told to prepare for the worst.
    And on multiple occasions, even I was asked if I knew what I was in for and prepared myself for the journey that I was about to undertake as a doula supporting this family.

    Today…..there are no words.

    Just joy and tears. BIG HAPPY TEARS!

    This story needs to be told. Both the family and I feel the need to do that. Soooo….watch this space!!

    <3 Doula Selena

    “There are no words,” the birth photographers wrote in response to the incredible story.

    Good thing mom resisted the “experts”. Sometimes they can be wrong – perhaps well-intended, but wrong nonetheless.

    Sometimes God intervenes and changes everything.

    Merry Christmas!

    H/T: Disrn/Daniel Payne

    Image: Adapted from Facebook; https://www.facebook.com/BrisbaneBirthPhotography/photos/a.606060529413363/2825985127420881/?type=3

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