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Elizabeth An

by Jennifer Young


Date: Thu, 21 Jan 1999

Me and my husband were married on July 25th 1997. Both of us wanted a child more than anything, or so I thought.

In Oct. of that year I found out I was pregnant. My due date was June 29th 1998. In the beginning of the pregnancy everything was going so good. At about 16 weeks my doctor did a MFSP test. It came back that the baby had Downs Syndrome. We were told that we should consider an abortion. I could not and would not do that.

We went to see a maternal fetal specialist. They did an Ultrasound and we then told our baby had potters syndrome. Her kidneys didn't develop, neither did her lungs. We were then told we should go a head and have the abortion. I still couldn't. My husband wanted me to. He was only concerned about when I could conceive again. I chose to continue my pregnancy. I needed to hold and see my baby.

When I was 28 weeks pregnant, on April 11 1998, I went into labor. I was at home. I was in labor the whole night, but didn't think it was labor because I still had 12 weeks to go. Well to make a long story short I did get to hold her and see her, although she was stillborn. She was a beautiful little red haired girl. She was 14 in. and weighed 1lb 10oz.

I am now 17 weeks pregnant again, so far so good with this one. My husband left me right after I found out I was pregnant, turns out he had been having an affair.

Thank you for letting me tell my story.

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