Michelle Hui was thrilled to learn she and husband Ross were pregnant again after having two other children. But that joy soon turned to grief when she had a miscarriage six weeks into her pregnancy; amazingly, doctors did not realize that she was actually pregnant with twins and that one had survived the miscarriage. Now the family is rejoicing in their daughter's miraculous birth and health.
According to Michelle, she had a miscarriage at six weeks and was given an abortion pill to make sure nothing was left in her uterus. When doctors performed a final ultrasound before cleaning the uterus, they detected a heartbeat. What they didn't know at the time was that Michelle was actually pregnant with twins. One of the babies survived both the miscarriage and the abortion pill.
Baby Megan was born 18 weeks ago and is completely healthy, with no side effects from her ordeal.
"The miscarriage and abortion were absolutely horrific," Michelle told the Daily Mirror. "The 10 days between the miscarriage and going back to the hospital were just a blur. To find out I had to go in for another procedure, I was devastated. But then I saw this little heartbeat, but I thought it couldn't be right. After all we had been through, I didn't want to get my hopes up."
"The doctor went out and came back in with a more senior doctor and he did the scan again and he said, 'You are not going to believe it – we've got a heartbeat.' It was the best feeling ever. Now Megan is fine. She's healthy and she is just a big healthy pudding of a baby. The doctors said it was a blessing. They have never heard of anything like it. Someone had been looking over us," Michelle said.
The family is rejoicing in their "miracle" baby, as Michelle calls her. She added that the whole ordeal has "made us stronger. I wouldn't have been able to get through it all if it had not been for my husband and my two children."
Doctors could not offer any explanation as to why or how Megan survived but are just amazed at her story.