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Woman told to abort daughter but she was born healthy

A mother told to abort her unborn daughter because she tested positive for a rare, deadly condition gave birth to a healthy ‘miracle’ baby.

Yvette Ozkavak became pregnant at 45 after many years of trying, but her elation soon turned to horror when two sets of test results came back.

She and her husband Mali were told their baby had Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, that caused developmental delays from an extra chromosome.

Yvette Ozkavak was told to abort her unborn daughter because she tested positive for a rare, deadly condition gave birth to a healthy ‘miracle’ baby

Ella is now like any 10-month-old girl, taking tentative steps and playing with a playset while her beaming parents watch on

Ella is now like any 10-month-old girl, taking tentative steps and playing with a playset while her beaming parents watch on

‘Here you are at 45, finally pregnant naturally, and everything collapses,’ she told Seven News. 

The couple wrestled with being told they should terminate the pregnancy but decided to see it through after it appeared to be developing well on ultrasounds. 

‘Even if she’s sick, if she only has one hour, we wanted her to have love for that one hour,’ Ms Ozkavak said, as she was told the condition was fatal.

To their shock and joy, baby Ella was born completely healthy as both sets of tests were wrong – she didn’t have Trisomy 18.

She and her husband Mali were told their baby had Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, that caused developmental delays from an extra chromosome

She and her husband Mali were told their baby had Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, that caused developmental delays from an extra chromosome

Ms Ozkavak said she was very angry for a long time about being put through an emotional ordeal based on an incorrect diagnosis

Ms Ozkavak said she was very angry for a long time about being put through an emotional ordeal based on an incorrect diagnosis

Ella is now like any 10-month-old girl, taking tentative steps and playing with a playset while her beaming parents watch on.

Ms Ozkavak said she was very angry for a long time about being put through an emotional ordeal based on an incorrect diagnosis.

She advised parents to: ‘Question it, research it, believe in yourself.’ 



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