Pre-born Twins Save Mom's Life by Kicking Away Tumor
Aimee Herd : Feb 4, 2008
Lucy Laing – Daily Mail
"I owe my life to my girls, and that's why I could have never agreed with a termination."
(United Kingdom)—In an amazing account in today's Daily Mail, the story is told of how a mother's unborn twins actually saved her life while they were still in the womb. (Photo: Daily Mail)
UK resident, Michelle Stepney and her husband Scott, were expecting twins. However, at about 17 weeks into the pregnancy, Michelle was rushed to the hospital with what they suspected was a miscarriage. What it turned out to be shocked them.
Doctors at the Royal Marsden Hospital in London told the couple that Michelle had actually had cervical cancer, but that the twins' kicking feet had dislodged the tumor! The bad news came as the Stepneys' physicians urged Michelle to begin immediate chemotherapy treatments, and undergo a hysterectomy—which would terminate the lives of her two unborn daughters.
"If I hadn't been pregnant with the twins, the cancer may not have been discovered until it was too late," Mrs. Stepney explained. "I knew I could have an operation straight away and it would cure me of the cancer, but that would mean getting rid of my babies and I couldn't do that."
The Stepneys refused to end their babies' lives and waited till they were born to have the needed surgery. Now the twins are healthy girls who have just celebrated their first birthday, and their mother is cancer-free.
Said Michelle, "I owe my life to my girls, and that's why I could have never agreed with a termination."