Danielle Milian was advised by doctors to terminate her pregnancy after discovering her unborn child had a life-threatening birth defect.
The 29-year-old reality star after a discussion with her husband Richard Dickerson decided to give their unborn son a chance at life, she told Us Weekly in an article on Thursday.
An ultrasound test in March found that her unborn child had ompalocele, a birth defect in which organs form outside the body.
‘The tech said, ”I can’t see the sex…because I am seeing…intestines”,’ said the younger sister of singer and TV personality Christina Milian.
‘I was told there’s almost a 53 percent chance of mortality,’ she added.
Her baby’s stomach, gallbladder, spleen and liver were visible outside the torso in the ultrasound image.
Danielle said she told Richard during their discussion that she was willing to ‘do whatever it takes for my child.’
She asked if he could live with her being in a hospital every day for two years taking care of their baby.
Richard asked if their son would be able to get a job and fall in love.
‘If his disability would not affect his ability to fall in love, then there is absolutely no reason he doesn’t deserve life,’ Danielle quoted her husband as saying.
‘No matter how long he has in this world. I could not imagine taking his chance,’ Danielle added.
Danielle and Richard also have an eight-year-old son Daniel and one-year-old daughter Naomi.
She was initailly due to give birth in September, but due to the unborn baby’s condition she will likely give birth in August.
Danielle joined her 33-year-old sister Christina and sibling Liz Milian earlier this year on the new E! reality series Christina Milian Turned Up.
The show was renewed in April for a second season that will premiere later this year.