A woman says she cannot believe her premature baby is alive even after doctors told her the baby was not likely to live.
When Kirsty Mizon’s water broke at 13 weeks, doctors told her she would likely have a miscarriage.
“I was devastated. I went home and I waited for the inevitable to happen,” Mizon explained, according to the Christian Institute. “But it didn’t. My baby’s heartbeat was still going strong.”
Doctors then told her that she would need to consider an abortion because they said the baby could be born with abnormalities or stillborn.
“All the way through the pregnancy they were offering me terminations and saying he will be handicapped and won’t be able to use his limbs,” Mizon said.
“They gave him a one percent survival rate, because I was constantly losing amniotic fluid.
"I didn’t know if I was strong enough to go through it, but I couldn’t give up on my baby,” she said.
Mizon, 23, eventually began making funeral arrangements for the baby, and she went into early labor at 29 weeks and gave birth to a baby girl.
“I heard my baby cry,” she said. “It was the best feeling ever, the greatest sound I have ever heard. The midwife turned to me and said ‘He is a she, you have a little girl.’ I couldn’t believe it.
"I couldn’t believe it. I had kept her in there without fluid for almost four months.
Mizon named the baby girl Lacey. Lacey has been placed on oxygen.
“She is doing really well,” Mizon said. “She will probably be in the hospital until the New Year but she only has one problem which can be fixed with physiotherapy. I am still in shock. I just can’t believe I have a baby. A beautiful baby girl.”
Mizon has two other children, Leo, 3, and Logan, 2.
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Amanda Casanova is a writer living in Dallas, Texas. She has covered news for ChristianHeadlines.com since 2014. She has also contributed to The Houston Chronicle, U.S. News and World Report and IBelieve.com. She blogs at The Migraine Runner.