What a wonderful story.
Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) suffered a major shock last year when she was told her unborn baby would likely die soon after birth. Beutler decided to have the baby anyway and today has a happy, healthy one year-old baby.
Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, her husband Daniel and her “miracle baby” Abigail Rose. (LifeSite News)
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Life News reported:
When she was pregnant with her daughter Abigail Rose Beutler, doctors told Congresswoman Jaime Herrera Beutler, a pro-life Republican from Washington state, that her baby had a potentially fatal diagnosis that would claim her life shortly after birth.
Beutler posted a message on Facebook last June sayinbeutler8g her unborn child had been diagnosed with Potter’s Syndrome, a condition which prevents the child’s kidneys from developing properly and is typically fatal for the baby.
In Potter’s syndrome, the unborn baby has an atypical physical appearance as the result of oligohydramnios, a decrease in amniotic fluid volume that causes developmental problems and babies with Potter’s Syndrome typically die within a couple days of being born.
But Dr. Jessica Bienstock at Johns Hopkins Hospital was willing to try an unconventional procedure, and Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA) and her husband, Daniel, now have a happy, healthy one-year old.
This week Speaker John Boehner (R-OH) and Congress honored Rep. Jaime Herrera Beutler (R-WA), her doctor and her miracle baby.