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Tuesday, May 03, 2011
Mother with killer condition gives birth despite doctors' abortion advice
Donna Hewetson, who also suffered ruptured kidney in her bid to bring first child Lily into the world, defied medics after enduring the agony of a miscarriage.

Mrs Hewetson, 29, from Lichfield, Staffordshire, said: 'Losing my first baby was absolutely devastating for me and my husband - and I knew with Lily, I was prepared to risk my life for her.

‘I'd always dreamed about becoming a mum, and when I finally got pregnant, there was no way I was giving up on my baby.

'It was a really frightening time - we both knew that the longer I was pregnant, the more tumours I had growing inside me - but my maternal instinct was too strong to even contemplate a termination.'

Her pregnancy caused her body to produce hormones that led her to suffer two potentially fatal conditions.

Mrs Hewetson was also diagnosed with Tuberous sclerosis, which causes benign tumours to grow on vital organs when she was just 12 weeks' pregnant.

She was also told she had Lymphangioleiomyomatosis (LAM), a lung condition that affects just one in a million women, and causes the breathing organs to collapse.

But despite her own life being at risk, she was so desperate to become a mother that she was willing to risk her life.

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