When Allison Noyce was just 20 years old, she stopped getting her period regularly. Then, doctors gave her a devastating diagnosis — she had experienced early menopause. Noyce was told that she would never have children. About 15 years later, she went for a bike ride. She felt a sharp pain in her stomach. She had been feeling this pain for quite some time now, but after the ride, she knew something was wrong. Noyce felt like there was a lump in her tummy. She just knew it was cancer.
Noyce saw a doctor who believed the lump was a large cyst, but after a scan, the news was even more shocking. Doctors told she and her husband, Richard, that she was eight months pregnant. Because Noyce couldn’t have children, the couple never used contraceptives.
“We were overcome with emotion when the woman doing an ultrasound said I was eight months pregnant. Relief that it wasn’t cancer and sheer joy that we were having a baby,” Noyce told DailyMail.
A mere 12 days later, Noyce gave birth to Sophie, a healthy baby girl. The couple appeared on the talk show This Morning where little Sophie became a bit fussy. The parents did not care one bit. Clearly, they don’t take it for granted at all that they have the privilege of being parents, even when their baby girl throws a fit on TV!
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