Parents Refuse To Abort Starving Baby In The Womb, Baby Later Makes An Astounding Recovery In NICU
On 28th January 2018
Angela and Michael had to go through a lot of challenges to bring their daughter Naomi into the world. Now its been one year since the amazing recovery Naomi has made and in order to celebrate it, her parents threw her a superhero-themed first birthday party, for a little warrior she is.
#1 Born Much Earlier
Angela and Michael Bakkar were over the moon when she was told she is pregnant in 2015. Ready to welcome her daughter into the world Angela was excited for the day, however, the day came much earlier and Naomi came into the world much earlier. Angela says, "She was born at 25 weeks gestation but was actually the size of a 19-week old baby. She was starving in utero, hence her unusually small size."
#2 Devastated Parents Were Told To Abort Naomi As She Will Die Of Starvation In The Uterus
According to the doctors at the time, Angela was at 25 weeks gestation, during her routine checkup she developed a complication and diagnosed with intrauterine growth restriction. It is a condition in which the uterus does not attach properly to the placenta and results in deprivation of nutrition.
Doctors told the devasted parents that their child will die of starvation in the uterus and that they must abort her. Both Angela and Michael refused to do so.Angela said, "UCSF suggested an abortion, twice. We chose not to as she was still alive and moving at the time, and we figured she was going to die of natural causes. She was not supposed to make it past delivery. We were told she would be dead at birth, or we would hold her until she died in our arms."
#3 Superhero Themed Birthday Party
The lucky parents didn't know their decision to refuse abortion would be the best one. Naomi now celebrated her first birthday with her parents. "She turned one on July 1 and we had a big superhero party for her. A ‘coming out’ party in many ways as so many of our friends had never met her. We isolated ourselves a lot until flu and RSV season was over."
#4 Second Major Complication In Naomi's Birth
Naomi had a superhero themed party for her first birthday because the young girl had to overcome a lot of obstacles to survive. Soon after Naomi's parents refused to abort her, Angela faced another condition Preeclampsia and despite it held major health risk to her she refused abortion the second time.