Mum Was Told She’d Never Have Kids, Gave Birth Baby Born 22 Weeks Defies The Odds To Suvive
Helen had (PCOS), a common condition that can cause pregnant. (PCOS) is a common health condition that affects 8-13% of women of reproductive age. It is more common in some high-risk groups, such as Indigenous women.
Helen said: “I was told years ago that I would probably have an early menopause and i couldn’t have my children , so Austin has been a little miracle from the very beginning. He is a miracle twice over. When I detected i was pregnant, I was ecstatic. I love him so much and I’m so grateful for all the care he’s had, spent all my time to him, carefully and gentle “
Twenty four weeks is, by law, the legal limit of viability.
And guidance from the Royal College of Obstetricians and Gynaecologists states babies born before this time pose a “major medical and ethical challenge”.But, gold bless following weeks of specialist care at Birmingham Children’s Hospital, the brave newborn is now recovering well and is set to go home on his original due date. Helen said her son is a “miracle twice over”, after she was previously doctors said she would never be able to have kids.
Helen was rushed to Leicester General Hospital when she had signs of labour just over half way through her pregnancy. Doctors told her she was fully dilated and there was nothing to do to stop the birth.
Tiny Austin was need straight into an incubator before being taken to Birmingham Heartlands Hospital, where he was taken care of for seven weeks. Doctors said his life would become better in some weeks later.
His proud parents are determined to bring their newborn home on July 28, his original due date, as he continues to face against the odds.
She added: “He has grown a lot, I can hold him with two hands now and he is bigger than my husband’s hand. His heart beat is strong and breathing on his own gets better and longer every day.He did it well done.