The Hardest Thing a Parent Can Do: Hardening Their Heart Against Their Child
The Mother Who Pretended She Wasn't Pregnant: A True Story of Love and Acceptance
Author and Story Teller is Sarah Khan
I was pregnant with my sixth child when I found out that she had a severe heart defect and some organs in the wrong places. I was devastated. I was also scared. I had never heard of heterotaxy syndrome before, and I didn't know what it meant for my baby.
My doctor told me that my baby might not survive birth. She said that if she did survive, she would likely need multiple surgeries and have a very difficult life.
I was faced with a difficult decision. I could abort my baby, or I could carry her to term and hope for the best.
I chose to carry my baby to term. I knew that it was a risk, but I couldn't bring myself to abort her. She was my child, and I loved her already.