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Breast Cancer Blog: Your Baby's Life or Yours?

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Dec 9, 2005

Your Baby's Life or Yours?

Your Baby's Life or Yours?
Which one is more important, your own life or life of your unborn baby? It's a difficult question and different women may view it differently. It may be an ethical dilemma for many mothers when it comes to a choice between your life and the unborn baby's life.

I was wondering when does the bonding with the baby occur? Is it at the time of conception or more closer to the birth of the baby? I don't know the answer to this question.

I was thinking all about these when I was reading a remarkable piece of news form Britain. A British-based Filipina mother who found out she had cancer after becoming pregnant sacrificed her life for her unborn baby by refusing an abortion and chemotherapy as per reports.

Bernadette Mimura - known as Milai - sacrificed her own precious life avoiding the potentially life-saving treatment for breast cancer because doctors told her it would kill the child.

The 37-year-old, who lived near Stockton-on-Tees, northeast England, with her British partner, Adam Taylor, survived long enough to see the birth of their son, Nathan.

But soon after seeing him baptised, she was transferred to a hospice and died about a week later.

Priest Alan Sheridan, who performed the baptism, told, "Bernadette said the most important thing was the birth of her baby and she would not do anything to harm him".

Sherin      


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Janet      


Breast cancer
Every year, more than 200,000 women are diagnosed with breast cancer in the United States. Breast cancer ranks second as the leading cause of cancer deaths in American women. Until recently breast cancer topped the list of leading causes of cancer deaths in women, but lately lung cancer has claimed the top position. If skin cancer is excluded, breast cancer is the commonest cancer among American women.

Breast Cancer Blog: Your Baby's Life or Yours?

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