A woman’s twin had her baby because it could have been life-threatening to have it herself. Allison Dinkelacker, of New York, had been stricken with cancer when she had been 30 weeks pregnant with her son Dylan.
It wasn’t quite as controversial as when Jessica Anne Colletti had decided to breastfeed not only her own son, but a friend’s baby as well. As previously reported by the Inquisitr, the photo showing the evidence drew fire from Facebook despite Jessica claiming she’d been doing this for a while, even calling the two babies “milk siblings.”
Allison’s first pregnancy was much less controversial and much more potentially deadly. At 31 weeks, her son Dylan had to be born through an emergency caesarean because Allison had been diagnosed with stage 3 breast cancer and had to undergo immediate chemotherapy treatments a week before. She had been told that her hormones were the cause of her complicated pregnancy and she would never survive carrying another child.
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Her sister Dawn Ardolino Policastro stepped in at that point. Allison, the woman whose twin had her baby on Aug. 5, posted what happened on Facebook.
“Well before he (the doctor) even finished his sentence, Dawn jumped in and said, ‘It doesn’t matter because I am going to carry their child.'”
The details were not given as to how Dawn was able to pull off this feat for her sister, but the procedure was a success. It may have very likely been an embryonic implant, simply taking the fetus from Allison and inserting it into Dawn.
While Allison waited for Dawn to carry her baby full term, a professional photographer had taken a variety of photos of the two. One photo showed them standing face to face with a sign bearing arrows pointing to them alternatively, “My bun… her oven.”
Hudson William Dinkelacker, weighing eight pounds, thirteen ounces and measuring 20.5 inches long, was born successfully due to the woman’s twin having her baby.
Allison posted her thanks to her sister on Facebook.
“How can we begin to thank you for the tremendous generosity and sacrifice you have so willingly bestowed these last few months? You have given us not just the fulfillment of a wish we’ve had for the last six years, but a whole new life, and a family of four we thought we’d never have.”
Congratulations to Allison Dinkelacker, and much gratitude to Dawn Policastro, the woman’s twin whose baby Hudson was born without further complications.
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