Mhari and her husband Paul couldn’t have heard any worse when Mhari’s water broke at 20 weeks pregnant. Doctors informed her that day that the baby would not survive and that she would have to prepare to ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ her pregnancy. However, instead of following the doctors’ advice, Mhari knew they were wrong. She felt it deep in her heart. So she decided to keep her baby alive by all means until the time came for her to give birth, despite all the ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀs. What finally happened was… magic!
Jett Morris was born at 25 weeks, having survived another 5 full weeks after the waters broke in his mother’s ᴡᴏᴍʙ. On the day of his birth, he weighed just 635 grams.
After his birth, Jett suffered from ᴄʜʀᴏɴɪᴄ ʟᴜɴɢ ᴅɪsᴇᴀsᴇ and ᴊᴀᴜɴᴅɪᴄᴇ and had two ʜᴏʟᴇs in his heart.
After his lungs and organs grew, Jett soon recovered from the illness. Finally, on March 5, 2014, about 3 weeks before the original due date, he was allowed to go home. According to the doctors, the holes in his heart will not affect his life in the future.
When doctors advised her to ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ the pregnancy, Mhari couldn’t believe they would give up Jett so easily. “When my waters broke at 20 weeks, they still didn’t see him as a child. They called him a ‘non-viable fetus’. They were very cold and I was devastated.”
“While I was in the early delivery room no doctor came to tell me that I had other options. But my tests were fine, so were my ultrasounds, and I had just found out I was expecting a boy. It was very hard for me to accept that I was going to lose it. The doctor told me: ‘You have to ᴛᴇʀᴍɪɴᴀᴛᴇ the pregnancy because there is nothing else we can do.’”
“I understand that doctors always have to say the worst case scenario and be blunt, but not all pregnancies are the same and the doctors didn’t give Jett the slightest chance. After discussing this with my husband and telling the doctor that we would not be going ahead with an abortion, the doctor simply replied that we were wasting our time. I asked Paul to leave the maternity ward immediately.”
Mhari concludes that she had to search the internet for the other alternatives she had and worries about the other mothers who have been or will be in her position. “The outcome for us could not be happier, but I worry for other mums who have had abortions when their babies could have survived.”
Jett is a minor miracle. A year after his birth he is healthy and full of life, thanks to his mother who knew her son had an unlimited will to live!