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Mom Diagnosed with Cancer While Pregnant With Quadruplets

Mom Diagnosed with Cancer While Pregnant With Quadruplets

Colorado mom Ashley Adams was shocked when she found out that she and her husband, Adam, were having quadruplets. But she was even more shocked when her doctor told her that she had cancer. 

Four months into her high risk pregnancy Adams was diagnosed with stage one thyroid cancer that had spread to her lymph nodes. "It was scary to find out about the cancer and thinking about what could happen, but if I stressed out about it, the babies would feel it, and I could possibly go into labor even earlier," Adams told CNN. "Dying was not an option, and our doctors were so reassuring that we just held on to that."

To keep the babies safe, Adams decided to wait until after they were born to have the seven-hour surgery that would remove the cancer. Her quadruplets were born at 30 weeks on Aug. 26, 2012, and she had her surgery just a few weeks later.

The quadruplets are still in the hospital, and Adams has been working out a plan with her doctor so that she can try to breastfeed them before undergoing chemotherapy and/or iodine radiation.

Read the whole story at CNN.com>>

Did you have stressful surprises during your pregnancy?

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RondaLobach RondaLobach 3 years
Good job to one Colorado momma from another one!! I had severe problems with my gall bladder. I was throwing up at least 5 times a day for the whole time. They kept telling me it was just indegestion but I knew it wasn't that! and finally had to have it removed at 7 months. If I had been any bigger they would have had to take my baby girl!! Not good. Sucked but we made it through just fine and had my baby at 40 weeks on her due date!! SHe is 5 yrs old and bigger than ever!
RianMoody RianMoody 3 years
I passed out when I was 8 weeks pregnant. Went to emergency room. There was a baby in the uterus and also one in my right tube. My tube had burst and I had to have emergency surgery. They cut me open and removed 1.5 liters of blood from my abdomen. Recovery was hard but thankfully the baby in my uterus was perfectly fine and I delivered him at 41 weeks.
SusanKasubickTillman SusanKasubickTillman 3 years
While 26 weeks pregnant with my identical twins I had an emergent appendectomy. Fortunately they were able to stop labor & I was able to carry them to 37 weeks
DianaSwavely DianaSwavely 3 years
I am 33 weeks pregnant and my 22 month old son was recently diagnosed with eye cancer. Not a fun surprise. :(
MichelleKeane43794 MichelleKeane43794 3 years
I also got thyroid cancer while pregnant with my first ... I had my thyroid removed shortly after giving birth .. I been cancer free for almost 4 years .. God bless .. And good luck :)
FrancesHill FrancesHill 3 years
I wish them all the best. My surprise? My 8yo was admitted to the hospital and diagnosed with stage 3 group b nonhodgkins lymphoma.
KristinaCarr KristinaCarr 3 years
Remarkable! I pray for a LONG healthy future with those beautiful miracles! God Bless!!!
LorianneHershberg LorianneHershberg 3 years
Was it passed onto the babies? I wish you all the best; hope you beat that and good.
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