There’s nothing more horrific than a pregnant woman hearing the news that her baby “won’t make it.”
So when Julia Coleman was pregnant with her twin boys and was told she must abort one of her own babies – her decision was easy.
Holding true to her faith and pro-life beliefs, Julia refused the abortion – and her faithfulness allowed God to perform an incredible miracle in the life of her unborn baby.
Julia was pregnant with two twin boys she had already named Charles and James.
But doctors soon discovered that Charles was experiencing selective intrauterine growth restriction (sIUGR), a condition that occurs when one twin isn’t receiving enough nourishment through the shared placenta, reported Live Action.
Although he was growing and getting stronger, the doctors concluded it wasn’t enough.
They claimed he had a chance of having life-long complications or even harming his twin brother James if he remained in utero.
To “fix the problem,” doctors callously suggested Julia abort her own baby in hopes the other would survive.
Many women would have been terrified at the thought that not one, but both, of their babies might not survive if they didn’t go through with an abortion.
But Julia and her husband Jacob are incredibly pro-life so they held their ground, and surprised the doctors with their refusal to go along with the abortion.
The Catholic Spirit reported:
“At one point, doctors told us we could increase James’ chance of survival if we killed Charles. Jacob and I both insistently said: “That’s not on the table.”
We were never going to choose between our kids. We’re incredibly pro-life. That’s when you lean on your faith and you trust that God has a bigger plan.”
While their faith was strong, nothing prepared them for what happened next.
Not only did Charles continue to grow stronger, but he defied all odds and began to thrive in the womb.
While the babies were born early at 33 weeks, after about a month in NICU, they were both strong enough to come home!
Praising God for the miracle, Julia recalls how tough her journey was, not knowing if her boys would make it even a few moments.
Now she rejoices in the fact her boys are home and thriving.
Live Action reported:
“It’s a mixed bag,” she said about her emotions that day. “We had to be so strong to get through all the scary parts. We didn’t know if the boys were going to make it more than a few minutes or hours upon their birth.
The doctor has since told me that there were times she looked at their scans and didn’t think they’d ever make it home. I’m so grateful, and I’m going to remember that when I’m up at 2 and 4 this morning.”
Praise God for Julia’s faith!
Had she listened to the doctors, she wouldn’t have beautiful Charles to hold in her arms.
Every baby is worthy of life, and deserves the right to be born.
May God continue to bless little James and Charles as they continue to grow strong.
How faithful is our God!
“For God so loved the world, that he gave his only Son, that whoever believes in him should not perish but have eternal life. For God did not send his Son into the world to condemn the world, but in order that the world might be saved through him.” – John 3:16-17
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