By Micaiah Bilger
When reality show star Jennifer Snowden learned that her unborn son had a rare brain disorder, almost everyone around her encouraged her to abort him: her partner, her family, her doctors.
But just before going through with the abortion, the Bravo TV “Southern Charm” star said two people changed her mind by offering a glimmer of hope for her son.
Snowden chose life for her son, thanks to encouragement from a neurosurgeon and her hairstylist, The Daily Mail reports. Her baby boy, Ascher, was born in September and is doing well.
The Charleston, South Carolina mom said she learned the bad news about Ascher’s condition when she was 15 weeks pregnant. A doctor told her and her partner, Lee, that Ascher had encephalocele, a rare brain condition where the neural tube does not form correctly, and could be brain dead.
The doctor referred them to a specialist who told them that 85 percent of women whose unborn babies are diagnosed with the same disorder choose abortion, according to the report.
Here’s more from her interview with the news outlet:
‘She handed me the abortion papers and said you have eight weeks to decide if you’re going to terminate but we can book you in in two days time.’Clearly emotional at the memory Jennifer said: ‘I remember asking her, “Have you ever seen a case where a baby gets better or is born and defies the odds?”
‘She looked at me and said, “No.”
‘But she said I could hold off until 18 weeks when he would be just on the cusp of being able to see more in a scan. She gave me zero hope and I didn’t want to be waiting in limbo but that’s what I had to do.’Life News miraculous story about baby Ascher continues