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Woman who nearly died following miscarriage welcomes baby girl after 20 years of trying to conceive

Woman who nearly died following miscarriage welcomes baby girl after 20 years of trying to conceive

Rebecca welcomed her 'miracle' baby in May this year

Trigger warning - this article discusses miscarriage

A mum who almost died after suffering from a miscarriage has welcomed a baby girl after 20 years of trying.

Here's an adorable video of the little one:

Rebecca Dando, 37, from Ebbw Vale, Wales, has suffered multiple losses since the age of 18, but was rushed to hospital in February 2021 after she haemorrhaged due to a miscarriage - resulting in her almost losing her life.

"I was very young, and I hadn't even told my parents," says Rebecca, while speaking of her first loss.

"It was horrific and I've never forgotten being alone in my room and knowing I'd lost the baby."

Rebecca fell pregnant again with her previous partner when she was 26.

"I was really happy when I found out - it seemed like the right time," she adds. But at the 12-week scan, Rebecca was told the baby's heart had stopped beating.

Rebecca didn't fall pregnant again until December 2018, finding out shortly after splitting from her partner.

Rebecca has welcomed her 'miracle' baby.

"I had just split from my partner, but I knew I still wanted to be a mum," she says. "But in February 2019 I was told I had lost the baby at my 12-week scan."

A few weeks after the scan, Rebecca started bleeding but was told it was nothing to worry about.

"I was told it would just be like a heavy period, but it started up again when I was at work," she adds.

"I had to run out to get pads, but it was gushing. It looked like a murder scene."

Rebecca was rushed to hospital, where she then passed out due to having an extremely low blood pressure and hardly any pulse.

"They told me that I was nearly dead, and I had suffered a haemorrhage," she says.

"I nearly had to have a hysterectomy when they couldn't stop the bleeding. After I thought: 'That's it, I'll never be a mum.'"

But when Rebecca started dating Christopher in 2019, the pair hit it off straight away and decided to try for a baby a year later.

Rebecca welcomed her little one in May this year.

And Rebecca couldn't contain her excitement when she discovered she was pregnant in September 2021.

"I was terrified because I didn't think it would stick again. I thought I just had to make it to 12 weeks. But I was scared the whole time that I would lose her.

"I couldn't relax until she was in my arms."

Miracle baby Lowri Joan Dando was born on 23rd May 2022, weighing 7lb 6oz via an emergency c-section.

“It was such a relief when she was out, and I could see her mop of hair. She’s safe and absolutely perfect.

“It has taken 20 years and several miscarriages to have a baby and I’ll never forget each loss but I’m so glad I never gave up hope."

We're so happy for Rebecca and her family!

If you have been affected by any of the topics in this article, you can find help, support and advice at baby loss charity, Tommy's.

Featured Image Credit: SWNS

Topics: Life, Parenting