Mum’s triplets miracle
Published: August 7, 2006 | 4563rd good news item since 2003
A WOMAN told she would never have kids after treatment for cancer has had TRIPLETS.
Rebecca Hillary, 23, feared the disease had returned when she got tummy pains — until doctors told her she was pregnant.
First she had daughter Kayleigh-Beth in March last year — and then, amazingly, fell pregnant again five months later and had triplets Hermione, Scott and Melody.
Rebecca said: “I still can’t believe it! It’s pretty hectic but I just love being a mum.”
She was just 19 when she was diagnosed with Hodgkin’s Disease.
After gruelling bouts of radiotherapy and chemotherapy she was finally told she was in remission.
But doctors said the treatment meant she would probably never conceive.
Rebecca recalls: “I had always wanted to have children, so I was pretty devastated.
“Then, when I was getting better and had just started work again in a hospital, I was having bad stomach pains and went to casualty.
“I was preparing myself for the worst, thinking the cancer had come back — but after tests they said I was pregnant.
“I told them I couldn’t possibly be and the doctor laughed. He said it was definite. I was in shock.”
Rebecca tells how she got an even bigger shock when she fell pregnant with the triplets. When she went for a scan, she was asked if she had conceived through IVF.
The wondermum revealed: “I said, ‘No, don’t tell me there’s two in there’. The nurse smiled and said, ‘No, not two — three!’ It’s a good job I was lying down.”
The triplets were born by Caesarean section nearly seven weeks early.