Mhairi and Paul Morris were told by doctors that their unborn son would not survive their pregnancy and that their best option was to abort him. Mhairi and her husband absolutely refused to abort the baby, despite the fact that nurses and doctors were telling them that the baby had no chance of surviving.
The couple refused to listen to the advice and decided to keep the baby.
Today, their son, Jett Morris, is three years old and is happy and healthy. Here’s their story.
Jett Morris survived in his mother’s womb for five weeks after Mhairi’s water broke when she was just 20 weeks pregnant.
Jett was born at just 25 weeks and weighed a total of 1.4 pounds. Although he was born prematurely, he is now three years old and healthy.
But before he was born, doctors pressured the young couple to abort the baby. “They didn’t see him as a child yet, they just called him a ‘non-viable fetus.’ It was cold and I was devastated,” Mhairi told Daily Mail.
“I was in the early pregnancy unit and no-one from pediatrics came to talk to me about my other options. But I’d just had a 20-week scan and everything was perfect and finding out it was a boy made it very hard to accept a termination.”
The doctor told Mhairi and Paul that they had to go through with the termination because there was nothing they could do to save the baby.
“I understand doctors have to tell you the worst case scenario and be blunt, but no two people on this Earth are exactly the same and doctors didn’t even give Jett a chance,” Mhairi said in her interview with Daily Mail.
“When he came back in and Paul and I had talked we told him I wouldn’t be going into the theater and the doctor looked at his watch and rolled his eyes at me as if I was wasting time.”
“I said to Paul ‘we have to get out of here'”
The reason doctors told Mhairi that the fetus was non-viable was because her membranes had been ruptured preterm, causing her water to break months before she was due.
She was also diagnosed with placenta praevia, which causes the placenta to form beneath the baby and can result in infection and bleeding.
Mhairi and Paul did not go through with the termination and were released from the hospital.
Not long after, Mhairi went into labor. Doctors told her that their son would suffer brain damage and possibly even die upon birth because of the fact that his lungs would not be fully developed.
When Jett was born, he survived but was diagnosed with chronic lung disease and jaundice. Luckily, he recovered once his lungs and organs had fully developed.
Jett does have two holes in his heart, but doctors say that the holes should not cause any problems for the baby.
Jett is now three years old and is happy and healthy.
Mhairi and Paul are both extremely happy they did not listen to the doctor’s advice. Had they listened, they would not have had their son and would have had to live with the memory of the termination for the rest of their lives.