Megan Hui is only 18 weeks old, but she’s already experienced a miracle.
Her mother Michelle, 31, was only six weeks pregnant when she began bleeding heavily on her way to the train station — and five separate scans at a Rotunda Hospital in Dublin confirmed she’d lost the baby.
The devastated mother-of-two, from County Kildare in Ireland, was prescribed two abortion pills to ensure nothing was left in her uterus that could cause infection.
But ten days after the miscarriage, as Michelle was preparing for a final treatment to clear her uterus, medical staffers identified a heartbeat on a scan.= display_ad('x18', 'hidden-xs hidden-md mm_incontent', 'MM In Content'); ?>= display_ad('x20', 'visible-xs mm_mob_incontent', 'MM In Content (Mobile)'); ?>
Michelle learned some remarkable news: she had been pregnant with twins, and one of them had incredibly survived both the miscarriage and abortion. Doctors had missed the second baby on the scans, later telling Michelle that clots must have created shadows so they couldn’t see her.
Baby Megan was born on February 25 this year — and while Michelle told the UK’s Sunday Mirror the miscarriage and abortion were ‘absolutely horrific,’ she said little Megan was now perfectly healthy.
“The 10 days between the miscarriage and going back to the hospital were just a blur. To find out I had to go in for another procedure, I was devastated,” she said.
“But then I saw this little heartbeat, but I thought it couldn’t be right. After all we had been through, I didn’t want to get my hopes up,” she told The Mirror.
“The doctor went out and came back in with a more senior doctor and he did the scan again and he said, ‘you are not going to believe it, we’ve got a heartbeat’.”
“The doctor said that in all his 25 years he’d never come across another case like it”, she said.
“It was the best feeling ever.”
Michelle told The Mirror that the incredible chain of events had made the family stronger than before.
She added she ‘wouldn’t have been able to get through it’ without her husband Ross and her two other children, Mya, 4, and Noah, 2.
“It was an incredibly difficult time, but now we have a precious and healthy little girl,” Michelle said.
“She’s our little miracle.”
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