Chloe Dunstan and her husband Rohan have always wanted to have a complete family, which in their case meant that it would be nice to have a daughter along with three sons. It is said and done, but only the plan turned out to be overfulfilled and on the ultrasound the doctor explained to them that the woman would have triplets. But we learned that this was not at all the main and shocking news for Chloe.
Initially, everything was going great in the Dunstan family. Pregnancy for Chloe was not the first and therefore proceeded without excesses, the eldest sons, under the guidance of their father, mastered carpentry – they decided to expand the house based on replenishment. Will there be not one baby, but three at once? Excellent and most importantly, there is definitely a girl among them. But at the 28th week of pregnancy, shocking news awaited them: the daughter would have to be killed in the womb.
Two fetuses, boys, developed normally, but the girl had growth retardation. Which increased every week and the doctors concluded that she would not be born at all. So he will die in his mother’s stomach, but even worse, it will endanger the other two babies. So, dear parents, you will have to overcome yourself and make a decision: we are surgically killing the girl right now and we get an almost 100% chance for the boys to survive.
Or … be as it will be. And how to make such a decision? Chloe recalls that in those days she could not think rationally at all. She knew for sure that she wanted to give birth to all her children, and not choose whether to kill any of them. And if there is a chance, then you have to cling to it with all your might. The doctors shook their heads gloomily, but that was her choice. The pregnancy was coming to an end and when the triplets were born, they were immediately taken from their mother. In intensive care.
Girl Pearl was born the smallest and weakest, almost tiny. But – healthy, in general terms, like her uterine brothers. The same small but happy chance. Every day the children gained weight and grew up, got stronger, so in a matter of weeks they were all discharged home. And for Chloe and her husband, it became obvious that from now on, in difficult situations, the decision should be made not with the head, but with the heart. Sober calculation is nothing against blind anticipation and hope. A year later, after all the worries and experiences, Chloe Dunstan has that very desired full-fledged family.