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Help Me Save My Unborn Baby From A Terrible Fate
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    Dr Uma Rajkumar
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    from Chennai, Tamil Nadu

The instinct to protect a child instantly comes the minute a woman discovers she is pregnant. I kept looking for things in this world around me that may affect my baby. I never thought I'd be fighting to protect my child even before I could get to touch those little hands.

My husband Ilayaraja and I were overjoyed when we discovered we were pregnant again. My 3-year-old daughter Poovisha is so excited to have a small sister or a brother to play at home with. We were looking forward to the birth, but just months into it, our doctor told us that inutero, the baby's health is deteriorating.

My 5th-month pregnancy tests revealed that there was a mismatch between my child's platelet group and mine. Without treatment, my baby would start bleeding inside its brain. I almost collapsed when I heard this. It is too horrible to even imagine.

I don't even know if my baby is a girl or boy, but this early in life - (s)he is already fighting to live. I've never thought of myself as a strong person, but as the child's mother, if there is any chance of helping my baby, I am prepared to do anything. I'm sure that her/his life is for a purpose.

This pregnancy is very draining, but I cannot explain what it feels like to want to help someone living and growing inside you. I need to take an injection every week and need to follow a lot of instructions to keep my baby safe. There is no more time for daydreams, I am too devastated. But no matter how cruel the complications are, I choose to fight for my baby. I am praying for a miracle.

I know I cannot afford this treatment. I know I'm taking a huge risk. I know I have to let nature take its course but deep down I also know that I can fight the battle. To prepare for a stillbirth would be to give up hope, to imagine the worst. I am a mother, I can't give up on my child even before it is born. If a mother doesn't fight for her child till the end, who will?

My husband is an electrician who makes just enough to feed us. He is heartbroken and is worried about me and the baby. He has no idea what to do or anyone he can turn to for help. But without a second thought, he told me not to worry, that he will do everything that he can.

I can feel my baby in me. I want to say, 'Don't worry, Amma is here for you.' I want to protect my child from this pain. If I take this treatment without any interruption and delay, my baby can be saved from a lot of pain and injury.

The injections are unavoidable and I need to take one every week. The treatment costs come to Rs 5 lakhs. We have spent everything we had to keep the treatment going. We barely manage to have a roof over us and eat three square meals. We don't have much money but this cannot be why I give up on my unborn baby. Please help me to save my baby. 

Your contribution will help my baby have a normal life that every child in the world deserves.

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