August 25, 2008

Baby Joy for Mum After 18 Miscarriages

A WOMAN has given birth to a baby girl after suffering 18 miscarriages in eight years, it was reported today.

Angela Haston, 27, from Polbeth, West Lothian, said she wanted a baby so much that she could not bring herself to stop trying, despite the heartbreaking miscarriages.

She gave birth to Mia-Rose on Tuesday, five weeks early.

Mrs Haston's first child, Keiron, was born in 2000, but medical tests failed to ascertain why she subsequently suffered repeated miscarriages.

Last October, doctors found she had a vitamin B12 deficiency and began giving her replacement injections. Within weeks, she was pregnant - for a 20th time.

Both the pregnancy and the birth were difficult, but Mia-Rose is now gaining strength in the special care baby unit at St John's Hospital in Livingston.

Mrs Haston said: "After all these years, it has been worth it - I have the daughter I always wanted. My family begged me to stop trying, but when you want something that much, you can't stop."

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