The experts assured Liz Brewer last year that killing off two of the babies she was carrying was the only way to ensure the survival of the third. She and her husband said no.
Next month, her healthy triplets Oriana, Deacon and Dillon will celebrate their first birthday.
“I couldn’t give up,” said the 41-year old mom. “I was blessed with three babies.”
Brewer has known of the pain of loss. She had suffered miscarriages in the past. When she gave birth to twins a few years ago, one of the two boys died after only 16 days.
This time, fear and determination shared her thoughts as a difficult pregnancy moved forward. Remarkably, Liz was carrying a pair of identical twins split from one egg and a separate baby. The third baby was not found until a second scan Liz had done at seven weeks.
“They offered me a selective reduction, to abort the twins and keep the baby that was at a high risk of Downs,” she said. “It suddenly makes you think about if you are putting your babies at risk. If I gave birth at 25 weeks again, would they all be able to survive?”
The doctors were persistent. After suffering major bleeds at 12 weeks and again at 16 weeks, they asked Liz and her husband Tino, 41, about aborting the twins. They asked if the family could handle triplets.
“They asked if we would be able to cope with three babies, but that’s not something that even crossed our minds,” she said.
“It has been an amazing ending to our pregnancies and has helped to heal us,” she said. “We will never forget our first-born son but the triplets have enabled us to have a very different ending to our story and we know we would never have had them had we not lost our son.”
h/t: Life News
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