Mother Said ‘No’ to Selective Reduction on Quintuplets; Now They’re Graduating and Doing Amazing Things
Lifestyle| | By Matthew D'Onofrio
Many, many years after deciding on whether or not to keep all five of her children, a mother is now witnessing her quintuplets graduate and ready to go out and save other lives.
Today, Susan Thompson is a mother to five, but during her pregnancy she was advised for months to have selective reduction done. After refusing to lose even one of her children back then, recently she watched them all graduate and follow incredible career paths.
At 28 years old, Thompson found out she was pregnant with quintuplets. Her doctor advised her to have selective reduction done, which means reducing the number of fetuses in a multifetal pregnancy – done for both medical and non-medical reasons.
“I said ‘No,'” wrote Thompson in a Facebook post on Love What Matters.
Then, after getting a second opinion, a specialist advised the same, to opt out the five children for three, even two perhaps.
“My husband and I never considered this, not for a second,” she said, having faith in God and her babies that everything would be okay.
And her decision prevailed because 20 years later, all five graduated. Three are heading off to join the military and two are pursuing careers in the medical field.
“I chose to save their lives and now they are saving the lives of others,” marveled Thompson.
Religion and political opinions aside, this woman and her family made a hard decision and it is wonderful that it all worked out.