Mum told to abort her baby because she tested positive for a rare condition, gave birth to a healthy ‘miracle’ baby girl.

Yvette Ozkavak became pregnant at 45 after many years of trying, but her and her husband Mali were told their baby had Trisomy 18, or Edwards Syndrome, that caused developmental delays from an extra chromosome, shares Daily Mail.

The Melbourne couple were told they should terminate the pregnancy but decided to see it through after the baby appeared to be developing well on ultrasounds.

We Wanted To Love Her For As Long As We Had

‘Even if she’s sick, if she only has one hour, we wanted her to have love for that one hour,’ Ms Ozkavak said, as she was told the condition was fatal.

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To their shock and joy, baby Ella was born completely healthy as both sets of tests were wrong – she didn’t have Trisomy 18 at all.

Completely Normal

Ella is now a normal 10-month-old toddler, taking steps and playing with a playset while her parents watch on.

Ms Ozkavak said she was very angry for a long time about being put through an emotional ordeal based on an incorrect diagnosis.

She advised parents to: ‘Question it, research it, believe in yourself.’

What a horrible ordeal to be put through. So glad they decided to carry little Ella to term no matter what the outcome.

Have you or someone you know experienced something similar?

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  • Thank goodness the family chose to keep the pregnancy. I’m so happy for them but it must have been so stressful to think they would lose their baby.


  • What a beautiful family photo. Truly awful what they went through.


  • So glad you didn’t abort your child. Terrible ordeal to go through and remain positive but she was so worth it. Ella is a beautiful little girl who wanted to be with you both.


  • OMG how can this happen?? I assume she had an amnio? Glad all went well in the end but the poor thing couldn’t even enjoy her pregnancy.


  • Such a wonderful outcome. Good on her for sticking to her guns.


  • Geez, that’s terrible. Lovely that they had enough faith to continue the pregnancy and how fortunate she was a healthy baby.


  • We wanted tests to prepare ourselves for what was coming, not necessarily to terminate because of a problem.


  • this is why I refused the tests, it wouldn’t have changed the outcome for me, maybe would have prepared me if needed but wouldn’t have made me abort my baby. The “just in case they were wrong” would play on my mind for the rest of my life


  • I’m so happy Ella is healthy. The incorrect diagnosis would be been a terrible burden to carry throughout what should have been a very happy time for the new parents.


  • I’ve heard a few stories along these lines. Its a mistake that shouldn’t be made. It would have been quite easy to check the results.


  • Oh wow! They were very brave to go on. And they were right. They got such a wonderful girl. Let’s hope she won’t get any problem in the future if she really has that trisomy.


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