Phoenix woman refuses abortion, gives birth to baby carried outside womb

“We took a risk,” Soto’s boyfriend, Victor Perfecto, told the Republic.
“We left it for the doctors to decide when to deliver the baby and God to
decide everything else.”

BY Peter J. Smith

PHOENIX, Arizona, May 24, 2011 (LifeSiteNews.com) – A Phoenix woman who
doctors feared was in a life-threatening pregnancy due to the fact that she
was carrying her child outside her womb, has now given birth to a healthy
baby boy.

The Arizona Republic reports that Nicollete Soto, 27, refused to consider
abortion, even though doctors told her that her life was at risk.

Instead, she continued with the pregnancy up to week 32 before doctors
delivered a premature, but healthy little boy, Azelan Cruz, weighing 2
pounds, 14 ounces. The name is a variation of Aslan, the name of the lion
who is a central Christ-like figure throughout C.S. Lewis’s Chronicles of
Narnia.

“We took a risk,” Soto’s boyfriend, Victor Perfecto, told the
Republic. “We left it for the doctors to decide when to deliver the baby
and God to decide everything else.”

“She decided, ‘I want to keep going,’ ” he said. “All I could do
is support her and be there.”

Surgeons feared that the baby’s placenta may have attached to a vital
organ in Soto’s abdomen, meaning that any rupture could have led to a
catastrophic loss of blood. A team of surgeons was on hand for any
emergency. However, doctors discovered upon delivery that the baby had
attached to a spot where the fallopian tube joins with the uterus – what
they call a corneal pregnancy.

The area usually does not stretch and the tube ruptures between 12 – 14
weeks. But according to the Republic, Dr. Rodney Edwards, director of the
Maternal Fetal Medicine Center at Banner Good Samaritan Medical Center,
explained that Soto’s tube just continued to stretch, allowing her to
continue to carry the baby.

He also said he could not recall any case of a cornual pregnancy resulting
in the successful delivery of a baby.

“This is just a case that proves, in medicine, nothing happens
‘always’ or ‘never,’ ” Edwards added.

Read all the details in the full story at the Arizona Republic.

http://www.lifesitenews.com/news/phoenix-woman-refuses-abortion-gives-birth-to-baby-carried-outside-womb/

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