An extraordinarily story out of England today has a mother talking about how her unborn child saved her life.
Nicola Weller went to hospital for surgery to remove a tumor from her womb after somehow becoming pregnant even though she was on an IUD. The scan showed she was pregnant and Weller was shocked because she had been fitted with the contraceptive coil. Doctors discovered the pregnancy hormones had caused the tumor to disintegrate, meaning she did not require any treatment for it.
The London Daily Mail has more on this fascinating story.
This is the miracle baby who saved his mother’s life – by destroying a cancerous tumour that was growing in her womb.
Doctors feared for Nicola Weller’s life when they discovered a tumour in her womb after she had complained about a swelling under her ribs.
She was referred for a hospital scan 12 weeks later prior to an operation to remove it, but when they carried out the scan, doctors made the most startling discovery.
Weller, 29, was unknowingly seven weeks pregnant – despite using the contraceptive coil – and the pregnancy hormones had causes the tumour to disintegrate.
Mrs Weller, a recruitment specialist, said: ‘It was absolutely unbelievable. I hadn’t planned to get pregnant and I’d had the contraceptive coil fitted.
‘So getting pregnant was a miracle in itself – but to find that my unborn baby had caused this tumour to disappear was a further miracle. All that was left on the scan was a few blobs of blood floating around. There was no other sign of it.
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‘My baby ended up saving my life. Without him I may not have been here today.’
Mrs Weller first discovered the swelling under her rib in September 2009. She went to see her GP who referred her to Bridport Community Hospital in Dorset for a scan.
Doctors told her there was a tumour growing around her womb and she needed an operation to remove it.