Wednesday, February 06, 2008

Twin Unborn Babies Save Mother's Life

Just got this in an e-mail and thought it highly interesting:

London, England ( -- Doctors sometimes suggest to women who become pregnant while dealing with cancer that they should have an abortion to save their own life.

However, in the case of a British woman, her twin unborn children saved her life when the knocked loose a tumor that had been developing on her cervix.

Unknown to 35-year-old Michelle Stepney, a tumor had been developing insider her and she headed to the hospital thinking she may have had a miscarriage.

Doctors diagnosed her with life-threatening cervical cancer and suggested she have an abortion on her twin babies to be able to have chemotherapy, according to the London Daily Mail.

Stepney declined and physicians agreed to give her lower doses of chemotherapy with the hope of stopping the cancer during the pregnant, the newspaper said. Ironically, the babies ultimately saved their mother's life as their constant kicking dislodged the developing tumor.

"I couldn't believe it when the doctors told me that the babies had dislodged the tumor," she told the newspaper. "I'd felt them kicking, but I didn't realize just how important their kicking would turn out to be."