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Doctors Told Her To Have An Abortion, But She Wasn't Giving Up On Her Baby

Rachel Gibson was pregnant with her third child when she went for her 12 week ultrasound.

What was hoped to be a routine appointment turned into a nightmare for Gibson.

Doctors were concerned with the fetus' development, noting it had a few indicators for Down's syndrome. Rachel Gibson's baby had a 1 in 90 chance of having the condition.

They suggested she terminate the pregnancy.

Rachel knew that tests aren't always right, though. Sure, she was devastated that her child may have Down's syndrome, making its life a little more challenging, but she knew everything would work out the way it's supposed to.

"In my mind I knew he was going to be healthy because he was moving all the time (in the womb) and I just had an instinct he would be fine," said Rachel.

Rachel's baby was born totally healthy, a little baby boy named Zane. She's now urging mothers to think long and hard before terminating pregnancies and to trust their gut instincts.

"We had a one in 90 chance of having a Down's syndrome baby, which is high risk, but ... tests in pregnancy aren't always right," she says.

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