Peck said it was
their hematologist’s agreement to manage the pregnancy that turned
their decision away from abortion, or “termination” as it is called in
England. "It's because he agreed to manage the pregnancy that we
decided to go ahead,” she said.
The Pecks were
informed, however, that delay could cause difficulties in treating
Sarah’s illness. Dr. Simon Rule, a consultant hematologist at
Plymouth's Derriford Hospital, said, “If you delay (treatments) then
the risk you run is that it can become acute at any time.”
After the birth
of baby Charlotte on March 19, 2005, Peck was treated with bone marrow
stem cells from her sister, Vicky. Last week, while the Peck’s
celebrated Charlotte’s first birthday, Sarah was informed that she was
in the final five picks for the Daily Mail’s Mother of the Year award.
“What I am
really looking forward to now is spending quality time with my
children. My family has always come first but now even more so. Every
day is a gift now,” she told the BBC.
to a report on Lifesitenews.com, Sarah Peck, a 31 year-old British
mother, postponed treatment for leukemia when her diagnosis and
eagerly-awaited third pregnancy were confirmed on the same day in 2004.