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“It comes with risks, but then this operation will mean I’ve done the best for her. In my mind there was no choice – I just had to do it.”
After six failed rounds of IVF, Helena had almost given up hope of having a second baby. But on her seventh attempt she became pregnant and things seemed to progress well until her 20-week scan.
There, Helena was told her daughter had spina bifida.
“It was a very large legion on her back and half of her spine was exposed.