Mom Battling Breast Cancer Gives Birth & the Photos Are Breathtaking

 

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Bonnie Hussey Photography

Maria Crider was 11 weeks pregnant when she found the lump in her breast -- but her doctor assured her that she was fine. "It could be a number of things. Cancer at your age is unlikely," he told the Orlando, Florida, mom. But unfortunately, as it turns out, unlikely didn't mean impossible. In fact, while cancer during pregnancy is uncommon, breast cancer is one type of cancer most likely to pop up during pregnancy.

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Three weeks later, Crider got the devestating diagnosis that she did indeed have breast cancer. She was 27, pregnant with her third child, and facing a battle with triple negative breast cancer, a form of the cancer that affects about 10 to 20 percent of all breast cancer sufferers and is most likely to show up in younger women.

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In hopes of raising awareness for pregnant moms battling against cancer, Crider spoke with CafeMom about what it was like to experience her third pregnancy while fighting against cancer at the same time. She and her photographer, Bonnie Hussey, shared these moving photos of Crider. The gorgeous images detail both the birth of baby Logan and the new mom's fight to breastfeed her baby boy as a cancer survivor. 

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