Not Claire Hunter. The British woman was six weeks into her pregnancy when she began feeling cramps in her side and was rushed to the hospital. It turned out her pregnancy was ectopic – the fetus had formed in the fallopian tube instead of the uterus.
At six weeks pregnant, Claire Hunter lost her baby, and doctors told her she may never get pregnant again. Until six weeks later.
Still experiencing pain, despite surgery on her damaged ovary, she was given another pregnancy test. She was pregnant – and had been for at least a full trimester. Somehow, in all the hullabaloo over the loss of her baby, doctors missed a twin baby boy, a fetus that developed properly inside Hunter’s womb. She gave birth in the summer to Ryan, a healthy seven pounds and change.
Why this story came out now, I’m not sure. It’s not news of a lawsuit – which I guess there would probably be grounds for (how do you miss a second baby during surgery?). But how do you sue when you have a happy ending? A chubby cheeked, smiling happy ending at that?
Nothing takes away from the loss of a child, but to see that little guy sitting there, grinning, it gives you hope!