Baby Survives Miscarriage, Abortion
Updated: Wednesday, July 9 2014, 01:22 PM EDT
Six weeks into her pregnancy, Michelle Hui was told she was having a miscarriage.
The Dublin, Ireland woman was given two abortion pills by doctors who wanted to avoid what could be a life-threatening infection by ensuring everything would pass out of her body.
Hui was released from the hospital the next day and told to take a pregnancy test to ensure no dangerous blot clots remained.
The test came back positive but miraculously, instead of finding blood clots, doctors found a heartbeat.
"The miscarriage and abortion were absolutely horrific," Hui told the Daily Mail. "The ten days between the miscarriage and going back to the hospital were just a blur. But then I saw this little heartbeat. 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."
It turns out Hui was pregnant with twins and although one child had passed the other was alive and while. According to an interview with the Sunday Mirror, Hui says doctors missed the scan because "with all the blood and clots it must have created shadows so they couldn't see her."
Baby Megan, now 18-months-old, is being called a medical miracle. Doctors say they have never heard of a child surviving both a miscarriage and abortion.
Hui says "I've been written about in medical journals, and the doctor said that in all his 25 years he has never come across or heard of anything like this."