A MUM who ignored advice to have an abortion is celebrating the birth of her son.

Kylie Ingham is urging other women to think twice before having a termination, after her son made a miraculous recovery from a life-threatening condition.

When Mrs Ingham cradles six-week-old Isaac, she cannot help but be amazed at how healthy he is.

At 20 weeks in the womb, little Isaac was diagnosed with congenital diaphragmatic hernia.

His stomach, bowel and liver had moved into his diaphragm, which was stopping his left lung from developing and pushed his heart over to the right-hand side.

Mrs Ingham received specialist care at King’s College Hospital, London.

The 22-year-old, from Braintree, said: “They suggested getting rid of him because there are so many complications that can happen and babies with the condition only have a small percentage chance of survival.

“It was quite overwhelming, but I was determined I wasn’t going to get rid of him. I wanted to say at least I have given him the chance he deserves.”

Doctors told Mrs Ingham her son could suffer brain damage and only had a 50 per cent chance of survival.

But after an induced birth, on October 8, Mrs Ingham and her husband, Matthew, welcomed their 8lb 7oz son into the world.

Isaac was immediately put into a reversible coma and, 27 hours later, he was undergoing a six-hour operation.

Keyhole surgery was used to push his organs out of his chest cavity. After a 15-day stay in hospital, he was allowed home.

A delighted Mrs Ingham, of Godlings Way, said: “It was the quickest recovery the hospital has ever seen.

“There are so many people who get rid of their babies because of this condition, but they could have ended up with a perfectly healthy child.

“People don’t realise some babies do survive. Isaac is our perfect little miracle. He’s gone from strength to strength.”

Isaac may need more operations in the future and only has part of his left lung.

A hospital spokesman said: “We are pleased to hear Mrs Ingham and her son are doing well.

“We are not able to comment on the specifics of her care at such short notice.

“However, we would like to make it clear we strive, at all times, to provide our patients with the best possible care.

“This includes providing them with all the relevant information about the treatment options available to them.”