In London, 30-year-old Natasha Adams has suffered 16 miscarriages over the last seven years. At the age of 22, she delivered a stillborn baby and found out that she had an issue with blood clotting, which caused her own cells to attack her unborn baby. However, earlier this month she delivered a healthy baby boy who she named Orion Rudi Beau.
According to the Daily Mail, he is her fourth child and describes him as her reason “never to give up hope.”
Prior to Orion’s birth, Adams thought there was something wrong with her baby because he stopped moving in her womb. In fact, she decided to undergo clinical tests and doctors eventually found that she had Bradycardia, a condition that causes the heart to beat slower than normal. Thankfully, it did not negatively affect her baby and little Orion was born on June 17th.
As LifeNews previously reported, another women in London gave birth to a baby after suffering an unbelievable amount of miscarriages. In January, 38-year-old Stephanie Maundrell-Merritt delivered a healthy baby girl who she named Ophelia Hope. But before Ophelia was born, Stephanie lost eight babies to miscarriage.
She said, “All we had was hope – that’s why her middle name is Hope. I look at her and see she’s the reason the others didn’t go right because without the miscarriages she wouldn’t be here. It’s still hard to believe that I’ve become a mum again! It only dawned on me that I was having my baby when I was actually in labour!”
Sadly, Stephanie and her husband miscarried every baby they conceived between six and 12 weeks and agreed to stop trying to expand their family. The couple had decided that they were at peace with the reality that they would never have children.
Stephanie said, “We weren’t going to have our own child and you’re trying to move on with your life…I got to a point where I said ‘I can’t do this any more’. We just said ‘we have tried everything’.”
Her husband explained that it was incredibly difficult, especially because doctors couldn’t find out why Stephanie couldn’t carry pregnancies to term.
He said, “There was no reason for it, there’s a grey area and it happens so often. We had hard times, it’s obviously not been plain sailing. Physically it’s not happening to you as a man so you don’t have that connection. It was different for me as you’re seeing your partner go through it. It got to the point where we just stopped telling our families what was happening.”
When they found out they were pregnant with Ophelia, they didn’t tell anyone and had scans every two weeks to check in on their developing baby. Now their infant daughter is doing well and developing normally. Stephanie said, “It doesn’t take away what we went through, but there’s a reason why she’s here and a reason why it all happened.”