32-year-old Briton Keti Johnson was expecting triplets (2 boys and a girl) when doctors confronted her with a difficult choice. They said that the lives of her children were in ᴅᴀɴɢᴇʀ, and in order to save at least one baby, the other two would have to be “removed”. Of course, Katie could not choose which of her future children would live, so she refused to have an ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ. And this is what this fateful decision turned out to be…
Katie understood that doctors advised her to have an ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ for medical reasons, because her pregnancy was complicated. As it turned out, the triplets unevenly divided the ᴘʟᴀᴄᴇɴᴛᴀ, and one of the babies received practically no nutrients. He was 25% smaller than his brother and sister.
At the 22nd week, the doctors noticed that this baby was almost not developing. The baby could ᴅɪᴇ at any moment, and then the lives of the other two children would also be in jeopardy. Therefore, they advised Katie to remove one or two babies at once in order to increase the chances of a successful pregnancy.
“I was very scared and didn’t know what to do. My mother’s intuition helped me to refuse an ᴀʙᴏʀᴛɪᴏɴ. I made a choice with my heart, not my mind,” said the Briton, who decided to leave the children, despite the ᴛʜʀᴇᴀᴛ of ᴍɪsᴄᴀʀʀɪᴀɢᴇ.
Of course, the doctors were not as optimistic as the expectant mother, but they could only support her choice. Doctors closely monitored the condition of Keti’s babies until the “X day”.
At 31 weeks, Katie had a ᴄᴀᴇsᴀʀᴇᴀɴ sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ, as a result of which 3 children were born: twin boys Oscar and Oliver, as well as a girl Aurelia. Oliver was the weakest of the kids – the baby weighed only 917 grams, but the baby managed to “go out”. A month later, the happy mother and her lovely triplets went home.
“How great it is that I listened to my heart and not to doctors! Always believe in a miracle, and it will definitely happen,” said Keti.