I have a young cousin that got married last year at age 16 (she wasn't pregnant at the time). She got pregnant and was very sick the entire pregnancy, and even hospitalized for dehydration several times. She also had some issues because of a heart-shaped uterus I've heard about this before in relation to infertility, but don't know overly much about what that means for an already pregnant woman.
So last week she was helicoptered to a big hospital to deliver her baby 5 weeks early. She delivered a very small baby girl (under 4 pounds) and has now been told her baby has Down's. She will be 17 years old in May, and was told she is unlikely to ever be able to deliver a healthy baby. My heart is aching for her. They wanted this baby desperately and we come from a culture of large families.
I don't know what all this means to her right now, but my mom told my that my cousin has been hysterical and inconsolable. My aunt is also taking it pretty hard. On top of it all I have some incredibly, unbelievably stupid relatives who (I guess thought it would help! :violent1:) told her that it might be better if the baby didn't live! UNREAL!
Anyway, my heart breaks for her, but at the same time I can't help but feel so grateful and lucky to have such a beautiful, healthy baby.