Cancer Survivor Gives Birth to Twins Despite Her 'Infertility'

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baby handThirty-two-year-old Clair Sudron was understandably heartbroken when she was diagnosed with breast cancer and had to undergo four rounds of chemotherapy -- but the real devastation came when doctors told her the treatments probably left her unable to ever have children due to infertility.

The idea of never having her own children was definitely a difficult pill to swallow -- so you can only imagine the shock Clair experienced when she found out she was indeed pregnant about a year after her treatment ended. In fact, when she first started having pregnancy symptoms, she assumed she was just feeling the effects of the chemo. But several positive pregnancy tests confirmed that she was not dreaming -- she was expecting! And if being able to conceive after cancer wasn't enough of a surprise -- the news that she was carrying twins really blew her away!

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Clair and her husband are now the proud parents of two baby girls, Scarlett and Bella, who are healthy and absolutely beautiful. And I'm sure each and every single time they look at their babies, they are reminded of just how drastically life can change in an instant. Things definitely have a way of working out the way they're supposed to -- and happy endings do happen!

If Clair's story isn't the perfect reminder to always have faith and never give up hope that a miracle will happen, then I don't know what is. It must have been so emotional to go from what she thought was possibly the end of her life -- to actually creating two new tiny lives to love and nurture. Those two little angels were definitely meant to be, and I can't think of a bigger blessing after suffering through and surviving breast cancer.

Do you know anyone else who has gotten pregnant even when the odds were stacked against them?


Image via Richard Welter/Flickr

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nonmember avatar zach

I've got a buddy that had testicular cancer and had to have one testicle removed, and then went thru chemo. They said he'd never be able to have kids. He and his wife were thrilled when she got pregnant a year after he finished treatment, and then again when she got pregnant with their second child two years later. They have two healthy girls and they definitely believe in miracles.

butte... butterflyfreak

I have a good friend who was told for years by the doctor that she would never have kids. I don't remember what the problem was that resulted in them saying that. Just a few years ago, only a month or so after I found out I was pregnant, she called to tell me that she was pregnant. I was so happy for her because I had always thought that she would make a great mom and how unfair it was that she would never have that chance. She's now a mommy to an adorable little boy who will be 5 in September.

mamivon2 mamivon2

Congratualtions to the new mom

Jespren Jespren

I've known people who have become pregnant after tubal litigation or vasectomies. In fact I know one person who became pregnant more than 20 years after getting her tubes tied *and* she only had one ovary (unfortunately it ended in a miscarriage). The human body will never cease to amaze in it's ability to get pregnant despite.

MamaB... MamaBear2cubs

That's amazing. I have not met anyone who went through anything like that before.

lalas... lalasmama2007

Wow! Yes, I know someone who was told that she could never get pregnant and she had her son at the age of 40. They said it was a fluke and would never happen again in a million years, but she ended up having her dd at 44!

sassa... sassandahalf

chemo and radiation permanently change some DNA & cell data that is passed on at conception.  I think it is irresponsible to conceive after treatment.

Kmakk... Kmakksmom

That's awesome!  Congratulations to her.  I don't know anyone like that.

Barbara Felts

To sassandahalf...........our USA freedoms allow me to say:  I think you're wrong!     BUT...everyone to his/her own opinion.


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