NZ Herald 2 June 2013
Mum grateful she refused to terminate her pregnancy.
Ava Alexander-Thomas is the little girl who almost wasn’t. Scans throughout pregnancy showed no amniotic fluid and a fetus with missing organs, no facial bones and undeveloped lungs. Three medical experts urged her mum, Toni Alexander, to terminate the pregnancy. Instead, the family researched and drew hope from similar cases. At 32 weeks, baby Ava was born with a relatively common horseshoe kidney. Now the family want answers.