Friday, November 27, 2015

Michelle and Ross Hui from Newbridge (Ireland) are overjoyed. The parents of two children are excited: they are growing their family. Michelle is pregnant again. For 6 weeks and 2 days, she's been carrying the baby, when suddenly she feels a stabbing pain while on her way to work.

Shortly thereafter she finds blood in her pants while on the toilet. The 31-year-old rushes to the hospital with her husband where their worst fears are confirmed: a thorough checkup shows that she has lost the baby. Michelle and Ross are devasted. They find comfort in their two children. 

The doctors give Michelle two pills used normally for abortion that are supposed to "clean" the uterus, and help prevent any infection. The two-time mother trusts the doctors and swallows the pills. After one night in the hospital, she is allowed to go home. At home, she meets with friends and drowns her sorrows in a bottle of wine. Michelle needs to do another pregnancy test, to test whether any residual signs of pregnancy exists. The test results come back positive: 10 days later, she is back in the hospital again to undergo a womb scrape. What happens then is unbelievable!

The doctors at Rotunda Hospital, Dublin screen Michelle's stomach one last time before the womb scrape and find the unmistakable heartbeat of another being! Michelle is pregnant, despite her miscarriage and abortion. It turns out that she was originally pregnant with twins, but one of them miscarried. How the second baby managed to survive, even the doctors can't explain! 

"The doctor went out and came back again with an older colleague, who repeated the screening and then he said, 'You'll never believe us, but we have a heartbeat.' That was the best feeling I'd ever had," says Michelle. In the end, baby Megan came healthily into the world and astonished doctors and parents alike. 

It is not clear, whether there has ever been another case like Megan's. Today the 18-month-old baby is completely healthy and is the pride of her parents, Michelle and Ross. Even her siblings Ma (4) and Noah (2) are overjoyed. It is also unclear how Megan was overlooked during the previous check-ups. Doctors say that Megan was hidden from the ultrasound by blood and other residual fluids from the miscarriage.

Today her mum describes her as "a healthy pudding of a baby" and the Hui family are delighted that Megan is with them. The fact that she survived a miscarriage, an abortion, and also heavy alcohol consumption from her mother without any damage, is really a miracle!

Share the story of baby Megan's unusual start in life, if you are also impressed by the little fighter!



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