A mother who refused to abort babies with medical needs, and welcomes her daughter, ” I was scared to death of losing her

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After suffering a number of miscarriages, Kiera Meldrum, 20, was thrilled to learn that she was pregnant again in July of 2018. But about five months into her pregnancy, and in the United Kingdom, and the woman was told that her unborn daughter had a serious medical condition, which encouraged the doctors to recommend abortion.

But Meldrum, of York, and refused to … a dozen times, she claims.


“I refused to end the Lillee-Rose, each and every time they told me to, and I’m so glad I listened to my heart instead of to the doctors,” Meldrum told the SWNS of her 6-month-old daughter.

Kiera Meldrum, 20, was told several times to terminate her pregnancy.

The doctors have told Meldrum to her child, in Grade 3, serious ascites the bowel, a condition that causes an abnormal accumulation of fluid in the abdomen. The mother was told, Lillee-Rose was suffering from the condition of her 21-week scan.

“I felt sick when she told me that she was not a good thing, but I know that my little girl was a fighter, and that she was able to make it,” she recalled. “There was no way that I was, it was the end of my pregnancy, I’d been waiting so long to be a mother, and I was determined to do everything I could to protect my baby.”

At 28 weeks, the baby’s ragged, gut to ask the doctors for an abortion, even more so, his mother said. The fluid was building inside of Meldrum, causing her immense pain.

Kiera Meldrum, the baby and Lillee-Rose is in the hospital.

“My belly swelled up hugely, and I felt as though I was with a large, painful water balloon at my stomach. The doctors said that it was draining the fluid that can be harmful to the baby, and after being told just how bad she was, I knew that I wasn’t able to do, and what a risk,” she told SWNS.

“I was in constant pain, but I had to do everything I could to protect my baby, and I would never forgive myself.”

“I refused to end the Lillee-Rose, each and every time they told me to, and I’m so glad I listened to my heart instead of to the doctors,” the mother said.

In February, Meldrum was in labor and giving birth to her daughter at 34 weeks. The little girl, who weighed just over 4kg when she was born, needed an urgent surgery shortly after to repair her ruptured intestine, her mother said.

“I was scared to death of losing her and watch as she swings her straight away from me and into surgery, it broke my heart,” she said.

Lillee-Rose was required to stay in an incubator at the Leeds Teaching Hospitals for the first eight weeks of her life. Finally, after the second surgery, she was given permission to go home.

“I knew that this was the best place for it, but I just wanted to be with my baby girl,” she said.

A doctor at the hospital told SWNS Lillee-Rose was suffering from a rare birth defect called jejunal atresia with ascites, “which affects 1-3 infants in every 10,000 are born, and require a complex specialist, a surgery to correct it.”

Even though it is a young girl who will require a check-up every few months to make sure her gut is healed and working well, and her mother told me that she is doing well and getting stronger each and every day.

The baby is generally healthy right now.


“The doctors told me that every week, at the end of my pregnancy, and hearing that advice over and over again, it was horrible, but something told me to Lillee-Rose would make it through,” she said. “My little girl has never stopped fighting-and ultimately, for her to go home with me is a blessing. She is my little miracle.”

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