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September 20, 2016 (SPUC) — A mother has spoken about her experience of hearing that her unborn baby was “incompatible with life.”

Hayley Rice's daughter, Sydney, was diagnosed with the chromosomal condition Edwards syndrome at her 20-week scan. “The words the consultant used were that Sydney was 'incompatible with life' – it was a shock to hear. All the staff at the hospital were amazing, but that phrase was quite haunting and has really stuck with me.”

Baby Sydney Martin died just over an hour after she was born, but her mother, Hayley, her father, Kevin Martin, and their daughters were determined to spend as much time with her as possible.” “ … Deep down we knew she wouldn’t survive for long, and we wanted to spend quality time with her by holding her and loving her,” Sydney’s mother said.

Reprinted with permission from the Society for the Protection of Unborn Children.


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