Helen Dixon, 35, started looking for a surrogate after chemotherapy made the tumor stop growing. She had two daughters from a previous relationship – Lucy, 20, and Hannah, 13 – and wanted a son with her husband Paul.
Helen, of Leeds, was stunned to fall pregnant naturally. She had Harvey George via emergency Caesarean and the total spent 16 days in hospital before being allowed home. She said: “The doctors didn’t expect me to last this long and had said I couldn’t get pregnant. They were shocked. It was really strange. One day I woke up and I said, I feel really pregnant. I was scared, excited and nervous at the same time. I was rushed for an emergency scan and found out I was over three and a half weeks gone. We were hoping for a boy and he’s made the family complete. He’s our little miracle.”
Helen, of Leeds, West Yorks, fell ill in 2015. At first doctors thought her symptoms were the result of a miscarriage but a smear revealed she had cervical cancer. She was then told she had only months to live. Doctors expect Helen’s cancer to return and her diagnosis remains incurable.
Paul, 43, said: “She’s such a fighter, that’s where I get my strength. “I would have cracked up if she hadn’t been so positive and strong. On my bad days she’s lifted me back up again. She wouldn’t give up. We’re just enjoying life together while we can.”
The mum-of-three said: “I’m getting back into the routine of being a new mum again after 13 years. He is Paul’s first and he’s been amazing. I didn’t know if he would grasp it straight away, but it’s like something clicked with him. Harvey is beautiful. Hopefully, this will inspire others going through the same situation not to give up.”
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Based on the article by The Sun