BABY First

Can­cer-stricken Sinead goes to des­per­ate lengths to pro­tect her un­born child

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Sinead’s worst fears come true this week when doc­tors con­firm she has cer­vi­cal can­cer. It would be a dev­as­tat­ing di­ag­no­sis for any woman to hear, but in Sinead’s case, it’s es­pe­cially heart­break­ing. She’s three months’ preg­nant with Daniel’s child and fears that if she has chemo­ther­apy, her un­born baby may be harmed. Of course, with­out chemo, her own chances of sur­vival are slim.

So, who does she put first?

As far as the knicker stitcher is con­cerned, it has to be the baby.

‘When the doc­tor said to Sinead, “You’ve got a lump,” the first thing she asked was, “Is the baby okay?”’ says Katie Mcg­lynn, who plays her. ‘She has a ma­ter­nal in­stinct straight away. She’s not think­ing about her­self, and this will play out through­out the sto­ry­line.’

Daniel is still in the dark about Sinead’s ill health. When he in­evitably finds out the truth, he urges the blonde to have a form of mild chemo­ther­apy. But Sinead can’t stom­ach the thought of putting their baby at risk, and lies about at­tend­ing an ap­point­ment; in­stead de­vot­ing her en­ergy to ex­plor­ing al­ter­na­tive ther­a­pies. Is she about to make the ul­ti­mate sac­ri­fice for her child?

Tough choices:Sinead and hus­band Daniel

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