Since the pandemic began more than two years ago, there have been thousands of unfortunate situations when babies were delivered earlier than expected, some of them were hospitalized and treated of Covid-19 and some even ended up fatal. However, there have been plenty of satiations when despite all the problems the parents and the babies faced during these difficult times, in the end, everything was fine and they were sent home completely healthy.
So was the case with Jade and Steve, two parents-to-be, whose preparation for their parenthood ended up as a real horror when doctors had to deliver their twin babies in the 22 weeks of Jane’s pregnancy because she leaked fluid at home for several days. This happened last October in England, but the couple decided to speak few days ago sharing their story to raise awareness to future parents once Jade was released from hospital with the newborns.
According to Mirror, the couple headed to a local hospital late October and doctors told them they will have to deliver the babies as soon as now because the whole situation was dangerous for Jade, who was already risking her life with every second passed. The babies were not considered to be viable and the poor mum believed she would lose her precious twins. But the brother and sister were born with signs of life and the doctors immediately decided to intervene.
The parents were told to “prepare to say goodbye” as the babies were given ‘zero chance’ to survive taking into the consideration the fact they were delivered only in the 22 week. Now, after 140 days of intensive care, the brother and sister have been allowed to go home, the Liverpool Echo reports.
Former mental health nurse Jade said: “I’m so proud of my babies – they’re little fighters. “They’re doing absolutely amazing. They’re doing all the things that we were told they wouldn’t do – they’re crying, they’re surviving.
“The doctors were saying the babies wouldn’t survive at this gestation. I was still two weeks away from what the UK classes as viable and the babies were given a zero per cent chance of survival.
“It was only because I was at a teaching hospital and that the babies were born with signs of life that they chose to intervene medically.”
The couple had been struggling to start their family for eleven years. According to the couple, they underwent eight cycles of IVF over 11 years, tragically suffered three miscarriages and an ectopic pregnancy before the twins’ arrival.
The reason for their long way to starting a family was Jade’s overactive immune system constantly causing her body to reject the pregnancies until they decided to switch to another hospital where she was under special medication treatment to fight her immune system problems, which after sometime, clearly helped and the couple was able to finally start a family.
“We’ve waited 140 days for this. It’s really emotional. Sad to leave the team but happy to be going home,” Jade said. Steve added: “It’s been such a long time and although it’s been a really, really treacherous journey, 140 days ago we didn’t think we’d be here. It’s just so affirmative to see them together and to be walking out that door.,” Steve added.