This is heart breaking. Truly. A few months ago, I asked the question, Are Misdiagnosed Miscarriages Common Practice? With this news story surfacing, it certainly gives the question the serious consideration it deserves. While the story speaks of a misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancy. The topic of misdiagnosed miscarriages, and misdiagnosed ectopic pregnancies go hand in hand. In both instances, pregnancies are determined, not viable and procedures are performed to end these pregnancies.
After a fourth positive test, she went to her doctor for answers. The news was devastating. "It's ectopic," Schoger recalled the doctor saying after a hormone test and an ultrasound. "I was so upset because we'd been trying for so long."
"Schoger was given two high-dose shots of methotrexate in the fatty tissue above her hips to abort her pregnancy, which was four weeks and five days along. Days later, she started having nightmares about a baby crying out in pain inside her. So when she returned to the doctor for a second round of shots a week later, she insisted on a follow-up ultrasound for peace of mind." Read the full article.Ultimately, the ultrasound showed the baby was forming not in the fallopian tube, like the doctor had said, but in the uterus. I am compelled by this mother’s story. Her response to the dreams of her little baby crying out to her was her child’s saving grace. Sadly, the child was born with severe deformities. But the fact that the baby survived the pregnancy at all is amazing in and of itself and it’s all due, not to a person in a white jacket with letters to their name, but a mother, connected and in touch with her unborn child.
Far too often, we allow calculated decisions and scientific data to convince us our love for our children, born or not, carries no real value. The truth is, it can compel us, motivate us to achieve the results we’re looking for when it comes to our children’s safety. Love defies hopelessness, while scientific data defines it.