NRL Star Anthony Watmough and his wife Elle has been delivered some tragic news about the fate of their unborn child.
It’s every expectant parent’s worst nightmare.
For three long years, the couple have been dreaming of holding a precious baby of their own in their arms and had almost given up hope when miraculously Elle fell pregnant with their last frozen embryo earlier this year.
The couples excitement continued as Ms Watmough received 10 perfect ultrasounds and was pleased to learn that she had less than a 2 percent chance of miscarrying.
It was a dream come true, until the couple were delivered heart breaking news; their baby girl was carrying Trisomy 18 – a rare and in most cases, fatal condition. “There is no cure for this abnormality,” Elle wrote. “Unlike Down syndrome where a baby can lead a somewhat happy life, babies with Trisomy 18 will die.”
All the couple can do is wait anxiously and make an incredibly difficult decision as to how they will proceed with the pregnancy.
The best/worst day of our life. For those that follow our journey Elle and I found out we are expecting a baby girl, however we also found out that she may have Trisomy 18, news that shattered us. Full story on Elle’s blog. We are hoping for a miracle for our baby girl. elleandanthony.blogspot.com A photo posted by awatmough (@awatmough) on