An Arizona Mom Learned That Her Baby Wasn't Growing Inside Her Womb When She Was 20 Weeks Pregnant. Despite The Huge Danger To Herself, She Decided To Continue With The Pregnancy.
An Arizona mom learned that her baby wasn't growing inside her womb when she was 20 weeks pregnant. Despite the huge danger to herself, she decided to continue with the pregnancy.
An Arizona mom learned that her baby wasn't growing inside her womb when she was 20 weeks pregnant. Despite the huge danger to herself, she decided to continue with the pregnancy. Nicolette Soto, a 27-year-old expectant mother, had no idea that she was carrying a Cornual Ectopic pregnancy -- a condition where the embryo doesn't make it to the uterus and instead implants at the end of the fallopian tube -- until she was 20 weeks along. Standard protocal in Cornual ectopic pregnancies is termination, so Soto's doctors suggested it. Already the mother of a seven-year-old, she knew putting her life at risk was a serious decision. However, the couple had been trying to get pregnant for a second time for five years. As a result, she decided to have the baby. At 32 weeks, doctors performed an uneventful c-section and delivered a two pound, 14 ounce baby boy that the couple named Azelan Cruz Perfecto.
"We were really expecting a long extraordinarily complicated surgery. It was sort of like getting ready for a marathon and then it's canceled," said Dr. William Clewell. (Source: Arizona Family)Watch the family's story in this news piece: