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Maria Pridmore, Mom, Has Baby After 14 Miscarriages, Still Birth, And Death Of Infant

Posted: 03/ 7/2012 7:43 pm Updated: 03/ 8/2012 12:04 pm

After a series of heartbreaks, a British mother has given birth to a healthy baby girl.

Over the years, Maria Pridmore has suffered through 14 miscarriages and mourned the loss of two children -- one a stillborn, the other born premature. But in January, the 32-year-old mom welcomed daughter Mia with open arms, the Sun reports.

Pridmore and partner John Foran decided to stop conceiving after the death of their two-week-old son in 2009, so Pridmore was shocked when she learned she was pregnant with Mia.

Doctors diagnosed Pridmore with pre-eclampsia and a Strep B infection and ordered her to bed rest. During the pregnancy, the couple made an astonishing 92 trips to the hospital for checkups.

And Foran admits the wait wasn't easy.

"Every time we went for a scan we looked for a heart beat," he told News Today. "The drive to the hospital was like going to a funeral, really down and anxious, until we knew the baby was all right."

Mia arrived via emergency c-section in January, and her parents couldn't be happier.

"It really is out of this world," the Daily Record quotes Pridmore as saying. "After the two I lost and all the miscarriages, I never thought I would be gifted with one."

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