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Amid death and anguish of bombing, a gift of life

Boston, MA., 06/04/13, Christian Williams and Caroline Reinsch were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon Bombings. She has since learned she was one or two weeks pregnant at the time of the bombings. She is currently 11 weeks along, and plan on telling their families on Father's Day. (This is when this story will run.) They walk from her apartment to Copley Square to have lunch picknicking on the grass behind the memorial site. Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff
Caroline Reinsch and Christian Williams were seriously injured in the Boston Marathon bombings. Credit: Suzanne Kreiter/Globe Staff

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After the explosion on Boylston Street, Caroline Reinsch wondered if she heard the question right. “Is there a possibility you are pregnant?”

Possibly. But probably not,” she told the technician, who shielded her womb anyway.

It took 11 days until she had healed enough from the surgeries to be released. The first place she went after her release was Beth Israel for an emotional reunion with her boyfriend. He survived but was nowhere near release, and doctors were still working to save his right leg.

She had tamped down any thoughts of pregnancy until her iPhone rang a few days later.

They waited until this weekend to announce their news, a gift to their families from amid the horror and suffering of April 15.

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