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Our miracle baby

May 11, 2014 - 12:53am


HAPPY FAMILY: Dr Jennifer Kee, Mr Adrian Lim, and their seven-month-old daughter, Elizabeth. PHOTO COURTESY OF ADRIAN LIM

For six months, she lay on a hospital bed.

She avoided any attempt to even sit up and limited herself to a short shuffle to the bathroom once a day.

Dr Jennifer Kee was not in any way hurt, but she was doing all she could to keep the miracle child growing inside her womb.

The child growing inside the housing agent, who has a doctorate in life sciences, was truly a surprise.

For about 10 years, she and her husband, Mr Adrian Lim, a programmes manager, had been trying for a child.

It had been a lifelong dream for Dr Kee, who grew up in a family of four children.

Except that the dream was dashed after an appendicitis operation she had when she was 22, where a cyst was found inside her right ovary and removed.

Knowing full well that this would curtail Dr Kee's chances of getting pregnant, the couple tried to get pregnant through natural and artificial means, but to no avail.

They had given up hope of conceiving naturally when one day, she started bleeding.

Her doctor, Dr Christopher Chen, discovered a baby with a heartbeat.

But the bleed was a sign of an impending miscarriage, plus Dr Kee had life-threatening complications in the high risk and threatened pregnancy.

So it turned out to be an arduous day by day wait for their miracle child.

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