A British mum owes her life to her twin daughters. Diagnosed with cervical cancer while expecting, Michelle Stepney refused to terminate her pregnancy to have a hysterectomy.
Instead, she opted for limited chemotherapy and to carry her unborn babies to term. It was a tough decision since Michelle and her husband, Scott already had 5-year-old son, Jack. A BBC article said:
"It was a very difficult decision to make. We wanted to make sure what we did was right by Jack but we did not want to do what was wrong by the girls."
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Suspecting a miscarriage, the pregnant woman went to the hospital where doctors discovered the unborn babies' kicking had dislodged a tumor.
"I'd felt them kicking but I didn't realise just how important their kicking would turn out to be."
After giving birth to Alice and Harriet at 33 weeks via cesarean section, Michelle got a hysterectomy. The mom and her babes are all in good health.