A British couple going for a 12-week baby ultrasound were told the “pregnancy” was actually cancer. Grace Baker-Padden and Joe Cowling had discussed names and shared the news with their parents after five other tests showed she was expecting.
The scan revealed a mass in her belly rather than a fetus. Grace, 23, said, “It was such a shock. From planning this exciting new future as a family to suddenly no baby and my health at risk was awful.”
The couple had been surprised when Grace appeared to become pregnant because she had been taking birth control. After four tests they saw a doctor, who confirmed the pregnancy. The mass was removed two days later, and tests showed it was malignant.