After 3 failed pregnancies in two years, Rachel Schoger of Caldwell, Idaho, was hoping that her fourth try would be the charm. But then, tragedy struck. After performing an ultrasound, doctors told Schoger that the pregnancy was ectopic.
An ectopic pregnancy occurs when the starts to develop outside the womb, usually in one of the mother’s fallopian tubes. Because the baby cannot survive an ectopic pregnancy, and the mother can suffer life-threatening internal bleeding, they are usually terminated at the earliest sign. ”I was so upset because we’d been trying for so long. I have three other kids at home, I couldn’t take the risk.” Rachel said.
At 4 weeks pregnant, Schoger was given two shots of methotrexate in her hip to abort her pregnancy. She then started having haunting nightmares about a baby crying inside of her. The dreams were so disturbing for Shoger, that she insisted on a second ultrasound.
As the technician performed the ultrasound on Scchoger, she discovered something tragic; Rachel was still pregnant, and the baby was in her uterus, and because Schoger was given methotrexate, doctors told Schoger that her baby would be born deformed.
Despite the risks, Schoger decided to follow through with her pregnancy. In January of 2006, Serpahine Shoger was born. At first, Schoger was relieved to find that Seraphine had 10 fingers, 10 toes, and was a beautiful baby girl. But doctors soon discovered that Seraphine had been born without a rectrum, a vagina, and also lacked a uterus and had a malformed spinal chord. As a result, Rachel Schoger has filed a lawsuit against the doctors who misdiagnosed Seraphine early in Shoger’s pregnancy. Shoger has hired an attorney and is pursuing legal action.