Cancer-beating mum refused to abort pregnancy in order to save her own life
An inspirational mum who risked her health by refusing to abort her unborn child is now happy, healthy and enjoying life with her new baby girl after a battle with cancer.
Suffering from three previous miscarriages, Lyndsey Crowder was delighted when she was told that she was pregnant, but having recently been diagnosed with Hogkin’s Lymphoma – the medical advice was clear: she must abort her unborn baby to save her own life.
“They told me I could be weeks away from death and had three options: to terminate the pregnancy, to try to get as far on in the pregnancy as possible without treatment – but as the doctor made clear, ‘no you, no baby’ – or to take a huge risk and start treatment,” Lyndsey told the Liverpool Echo.
But whilst it would be a heart-wrenchingly difficult decision for most, to Lyndsey there was only one option:
“I thought, I can deal with the cancer but I cannot lose another baby. I just knew I would do whatever it took to get that child into the world. The rest was in God’s hands.”
After undergoing gruelling rounds of chemotherapy, radiotherapy and a bone marrow transplant, proud mum Lyndsey gave birth to daughter Sidney Rose at 34 weeks, yet the pregnancy took its toll on her body, forcing her to undergo further treatment.
Thankfully the treatment was successful and Lyndsey has now been in remission for 30 months, whilst daughter Sidney Rose, now four continues to grow and give her mum pride.
Despite her remarkable and inspiring story, Lyndsey, who has been crowned as the Liverpool Echo Mum of the Year remains modest and simply says any mum would have done the same thing.
What an amazing woman! Wishing their family all the best for the future.