A mom ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇʟʏ ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ to eat or drink by ᴀ ᴍʏsᴛᴇʀʏ ɪʟʟɴᴇss has given birth to ‘ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ’ twins. Marie Williams, 40, has spent ᴀ ᴅᴇᴄᴀᴅᴇ trying to find answers over a ᴍʏsᴛᴇʀʏ sɪᴄᴋɴᴇss that has ʟᴇFᴛ her ᴛᴏᴏ ɪʟʟ to eat, let alone think about anything else. But last year while at ʀᴏᴄᴋ ʙᴏᴛᴛᴏᴍ in the midst of a ᴅᴇsᴘᴇʀᴀᴛᴇ search for answers, she was ʟᴇFᴛ ɢᴏʙsᴍᴀᴄᴋᴇᴅ when ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs told her she was 18 weeks ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ with twins. And despite ɴᴏᴛ showing ᴀɴʏ sɪɢɴs of a ʙᴜᴍᴘ and having ɴᴏᴛ eaten during her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, her two baby girls were born perfectly healthy in January.
Marie has been ʜᴏᴏᴋᴇᴅ up to the ᴍᴀᴄʜɪɴᴇ that ᴋᴇᴇᴘs her fed for four years. She had been ᴜɴᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛᴏ ᴅɪɢᴇsᴛ Fᴏᴏᴅ properly for ten years, ever since a week-long holiday in Turkey with her girlfriends.She fell ɪʟʟ on her return. She had had Fʟᴜ sʏᴍᴘᴛᴏᴍs that went away after a few days before she became ᴘᴇʀᴍᴀɴᴇɴᴛʟʏ sɪᴄᴋ.Marie has taken ᴄᴏᴜɴᴛʟᴇss ᴍᴇᴅɪᴄᴀʟ ᴛᴇsᴛs, ᴛʀɪᴇᴅ ʜᴇʀʙᴀʟ ᴛʀᴇᴀᴛᴍᴇɴᴛs, and even taken part in ɢᴀsᴛʀɪᴄ ᴇᴍᴘᴛʏɪɴɢ sᴛᴜᴅʏ, which showed sᴇʀɪᴏᴜs ᴅᴇʟᴀʏs in her sᴛᴏᴍᴀᴄʜ and ʙᴏᴡᴇʟ. After ᴘʟᴜᴍᴍᴇᴛɪɴɢ ᴅᴏᴡɴ to six and a half stone, she had a Tᴏᴛᴀʟ Pᴀʀᴇɴᴛᴀʟ Nᴜᴛʀɪᴛɪᴏɴ ᴏʀ ‘ⓉⓅⓃ’ ʟɪɴᴇ Fɪᴛᴛᴇᴅ. The ʟɪɴᴇ ᴘᴜᴍᴘs ᴀʟʟ ᴛʜᴇ ᴄᴀʟᴏʀɪᴇs ᴀɴᴅ ɴᴜᴛʀɪᴛɪᴏɴ ʜᴇʀ ʙᴏᴅʏ ɴᴇᴇᴅs, so that she ᴅᴏᴇsɴ’ᴛ have to eat or drink anything. Rᴇᴍᴀʀᴋᴀʙʟᴇ ᴛʜɪs sᴀᴍᴇ ʟɪɴᴇ Fᴇᴅ her ᴛᴡɪɴs ᴅᴜʀɪɴɢ ʜᴇʀ ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ. Marie has been ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ ᴍᴏʀᴇ ᴛʜᴀɴ ᴍᴏsᴛ this year. She has ʀᴇᴄᴏᴠᴇʀᴇᴅ from sᴇᴘsɪs ᴛʜʀᴇᴇ ᴛɪᴍᴇs, been ᴅɪᴀɢɴᴏsᴇᴅ ᴡɪᴛʜ Ⓒⓞⓥⓘⓓ, and had a C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ to ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀ her sᴜʀᴘʀɪsᴇ ᴛᴡɪɴs. The news been a lot to take in.
Marie said: “It was an absolute sʜᴏᴄᴋ, but a ᴍɪʀᴀᴄʟᴇ at the same time. I ᴍɪssᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴘᴇʀɪᴏᴅ in June and I did do a ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ ᴛᴇsᴛ but it was ɴᴇɢᴀᴛɪᴠᴇ so I put it ᴅᴏᴡɴ to my health and getting over sᴇᴘsɪs. I then had a ʙʟᴏᴏᴅ ᴛᴇsᴛ ᴅᴏɴᴇ and it was off but didn’t reveal I was ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴛ. Some of my ɪʟʟɴᴇss sʏᴍᴘᴛᴏᴍs started to actually feel better at this time and I would have a few hours a day where I didn’t feel too ʙᴀᴅ which was strange, but I had no idea. I was in so much sʜᴏᴄᴋ I was just ᴄʀʏɪɴɢ and I ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ even look at the screen. I had no idea how to tell my partner and I told him later in the day and he ᴄᴏᴜʟᴅɴ’ᴛ even talk. I ᴅᴏɴ’ᴛ eat or drink, I ʟɪᴠᴇ off ⒾⓋ ɴᴜᴛʀɪᴛɪᴏɴ and these babies had sᴜʀᴠɪᴠᴇᴅ ᴛʜᴀᴛ ʟᴏɴɢ. I ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ even understand how it was possible.”
Later ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs told her that the ɪɴᴛʀᴀᴠᴇɴᴏᴜs Fᴇᴇᴅᴇʀ would ɴᴏᴛ have ɪᴍᴘᴀᴄᴛᴇᴅ the babies as it had all the vitamins and nutrients that Marie needed. Then she Fᴀᴄᴇᴅ ᴀ ᴅɪFFɪᴄᴜʟᴛ decision. She wanted to be a mother, but ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ if her health would allow it. But she ᴅɪᴅɴ’ᴛ ᴋɴᴏᴡ how ᴅᴇᴛʀɪᴍᴇɴᴛᴀʟ it would be to her health and having twins is ʜɪɢʜ ʀɪsᴋ anyway in addition to all her other things she got going on. During her ᴘʀᴇɢɴᴀɴᴄʏ, Marie had a ᴅɪFFɪᴄᴜʟᴛ Fᴇᴡ ᴍᴏɴᴛʜs and was ᴀᴅᴍɪᴛᴛᴇᴅ ᴛᴏ ʜᴏsᴘɪᴛᴀʟ on December 8, where she remained for eight weeks before giving birth via C-sᴇᴄᴛɪᴏɴ at 34 weeks.
She has since been communicating with private ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs and says there are some ᴘʀᴏᴍɪsɪɴɢ ᴛᴇsᴛs available that she wɪʟʟ be signing up for in the hopes to find answers. Marie said: “I’m trying to find a really sᴘᴇᴄɪᴀʟɪsᴛ ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀ and I’m at the point where I’m wondering if that person is even there, if they exist. I have spoken to lots of ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs and alternative ᴅᴏᴄᴛᴏʀs over the years and they all say there are lots of things going on and my situation is so complex that nobody knows where to start. It really Fʀɪɢʜᴛᴇɴs me that I’m never going to be the person I want to be for the twins and everyday I end up ᴄʀʏɪɴɢ when I look at them. I had a great childhood and I want to do all those things for them and take them out in their pram. They are so beautiful and I want people to be able to see them. I’m so ᴡᴏʀʀɪᴇᴅ that they don’t ᴋɴᴏᴡ who their mother is because I’m ɴᴏᴛ able to provide all of that for them. All I can provide is cuddles and tell them I love them.”