Baby Survives Miscarriage of Twin, Abortion Pills

Doctors weren't aware mom was having twins
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Jul 8, 2014 6:33 PM CDT

(Newser) – Megan Hui is a healthy 18-week-old girl, much to the astonishment of everyone involved. As the Daily Mirror reports, mom Michelle suffered a miscarriage six weeks into her pregnancy in Ireland's County Kildare. Doctors, however, did not know at the time that she was pregnant with twins. They gave her two abortion pills to clear out her uterus and ward off infection, and she returned to the hospital 10 days after the miscarriage to have a surgical procedure to complete the procedure.

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As it began, Hui recalls hearing this: “You are not going to believe it, we’ve got a heartbeat." Twin Megan had finally made herself known. Medical Daily notes that abortions conducted in this way have a success rate of about 97%, which is why Megan's case has been written up in medical journals. "I have never heard of this happening," says one professional in the field. "I can't think of a medical reason for it to happen—it's just luck." (Click to read about a US toddler whose first steps on a walker have gone viral.)

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