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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 11:40am

Woman gives birth after 18 miscarriages


PROUD mum Angela Haston hugs miracle baby Mia Rose close—born after a record 18 MISCARRIAGES.

Incredibly Angela lost an unborn child every few months for EIGHT YEARS before having the daughter she yearned for.

As she and husband Jay beamed down at tiny Mia Rose, 27-year-old Angela said: “I can’t believe it. Even as my bump grew I always expected to lose her, too. And I wouldn’t let anyone buy anything for the baby at all, not until the day she was born.”

The trauma began in 2000 after Angela gave birth to son Kieron.

Desperate to give him a playmate, Angela and van driver Jay, 30, were thrilled when she fell pregnant. But seven weeks later she lost the baby. At home in Polbeth, West Lothian, Angela told us: “We were absolutely devastated.”

But four months later she was pregnant again, and again at seven weeks she miscarried. Doctors couldn’t find a reason so the couple tried again. And again.

But each time the pregnancy failed at seven weeks.

Angela recalled: “No one could explain it. They said it was bad luck. I didn’t know how much more I could take.”

But after the heartbreak 18th attempt came an astonishing breakthrough. A blood test revealed Angela had NO FOLIC ACID —a vital B vitamin—in her body.

She said: “The doctor told me my body lost the ability to produce it when I had Kieron. Finally I had answers. At seven weeks the baby’s spine is forming, and that NEEDS folic acid. That’s why I was losing them all.”

After booster jabs of the vitamin Angela was once more pregnant. But this time she safely passed the seven-week barrier and Mia Rose was born in August.

And this week delighted Angela admitted: “I still have to keep looking at her . . . I can’t believe she’s actually mine.”

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 11:45am

Thats fantastic- sent a chill through me.x

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 11:51am

what a strong woman to keep going after all that heartache!
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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 11:55am

How awful having to go through all of that. I'm very happy she's got her little girl now.

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 12:43pm

What an incredible story! Amazing! It reminds us to never give up.

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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 12:53pm

thats amazing


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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:36pm

wow thats an amazing story.
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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 1:39pm

I have just read this in the NOTW and thought to myself how sad and hard it must of been for them and that they were told it was just bad luck :sadface: my questioning side wanted to know what had been wrong and what tests they had done. It turns out she had what sounds like MTHFR mutation issue, where the body doesn't metabolise B-Vitamins including folic acid and this leads to increased levels of homocysteine.

Anyway what a lovely result in the end :D
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Sunday, November 9th 2008, 8:46pm

So pleased for them - amazing - gives me hope!! :dancing:

Gets me really annoyed with the NHS though that it's taken til 17 m/c to get her tested for the B Vit deficiency - can empathise a wee bit - as have had 9 myself - took until the 5th to get me tested - and even then it was only for a few basic possible problems - to be told it's just 'bad luck' too - am having to put pressure on or go private for further tests!

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Oct07 Dec07 Mar08 & Apr08 - biochemical pregs
June08 @7wks (baby aspirin)
July08 & Aug08 - biochemical pregs
Oct08 @6wks (cyclogest)
Feb09 @6wks (cyclogest & baby aspirin)

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