Australian mum Terry-Ann Tunks had already experienced a great deal of loss. She wasn’t willing to go through it again. Her pregnancy with her first son, Taj, had been completely normal until she went into labor. Sadly, she lost him.
About a year later, Terry-Ann became pregnant with identical twin girls. It was discovered that her cervix was weak, and at 18 weeks pregnant, complications began. Terry-Ann was suffering from what doctors called an “incompetent cervix.” It was unable to hold a baby.
However, the mother did her own research and demanded a cervical stitch.
“I was devastated, but both me and Cameron refused to give up. And that’s when I realized a single stitch could save my twins,” she said. “I had to push for it, and every week, as my cervix became weaker, the chance of our girls surviving became less.”
The doctors agreed to do the procedure at 18 weeks.
“I defied all doctors’ expectations.
Terry-Ann came forward with her story to encourage other mothers to always ask for what they need in situations like this.
“I would encourage any mums to always push for the treatment they need,” she said. “The stitch saved both my girls, and I know that without it… they wouldn’t have survived.”
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