Julie Wong and her husband Peter were over-the-moon when they discovered they were expecting their first child. But just four weeks before Julie was due to give birth, tragedy struck - and the couple feared they would never be parents. Then along came kadie, who helped make their dreams come true, and now Julie and her surrogate and friends for life. After marrying in 2011, Julie and Peter were keen to start a family of their own. But a routine test revealed Julie had a number of fibroids – non-cancerous - growths around her uterus and would need them removed to give her a shot at conceiving naturally. Then, following the procedure, the pair were delighted to discover they were expecting their first baby in late 2014. But, heartbreakingly, it was not meant to be. At 36 weeks pregnant in 2015 Julie collapsed and had to be placed in an induced coma. And when the 41-yar-old woke up she was given the devastating news that she had not only lost her baby but also had to … [Read more...] about Stranger gave birth to my son after my miscarriage and now we’re best friends
Late for period but negative pregnancy test
ALICE CRANFIELD was woken last Christmas by a shock visitor – not Santa Claus but a baby she had no idea was coming. Alice, 20, did not know she was pregnant until crippling stomach cramps roused her just before midnight on Christmas Eve. She rushed to the bathroom and a few moments later, just after midnight, Alice gave birth to a boy with the help of her parents, who had raced in. While baby George was the best possible surprise, Alice hopes this Christmas — her son’s first birthday — will be less eventful. The travel agent, from Bury, Lancs, says: “Looking back, it is crazy I didn’t know I was pregnant but there were no signs. “I didn’t have morning sickness and when I had stomach ache and a bit of indigestion, I thought I was eating badly. “I was still a size six when George was born and I was on the Pill, which stopped my periods. I started taking it at 13 to ease my painful, heavy periods. “It stopped them completely, so … [Read more...] about I suffered with stomach pains for months but I had no idea I was pregnant until giving birth on Christmas Day
A UNIVERSITY student who visited her doctor because she was feeling "run down" was stunned to discover she was 37 weeks pregnant. Laura Molloy, 22, from Dublin, had no bump and hadn't even missed a period. She had noticed she'd put on a bit of weight and had taken two pregnancy tests, but both were negative. After being told she was to become a mum in three weeks, Laura was sent to the Coobe maternity hospital for a full check-up. Speaking about her GP examination, Laura recalled: "My first thought was, 'She’s after finding a tumour, I’ve got terminal cancer'. Then she said, ‘I think you're pregnant’. “She said, 'The only reason I can think of [for a negative test] is that you’re already past 28 weeks and the hormone that gives you a positive pregnancy test has already left your body.' Married couple trying to get pregnant for four years were actually having anal sex – and the wife was still a virgin “I’ve no bump, no morning … [Read more...] about Student who went to the doctors because she felt ‘run down’ stunned to be told she was 37 weeks pregnant – despite having no bump
MOST women have a period around every 28 day but it normal for some to have a slightly longer or shorter cycle. But is it normal to miss a period and what could the possible reasons be? Is it normal to miss a period? Some women don’t have a regular menstrual cycle, so you shouldn’t panic if yours isn’t like clockwork. Often they can be late, early, different lengths and varying degrees of heaviness. According to the NHS, the most common reasons for missing a period are as follows: pregnancy stress sudden weight loss being overweight or obese extreme overexercising taking the contraceptive pill reaching the menopause polycystic ovary syndrome (PCOS) Does missing a period mean you are pregnant? You might be pregnant if you are sexually active and your period is late, but there are numerous reasons why your periods can stop unexpectedly. Exercising Exercising too much can lead to your body struggling to produce enough oestrogen to complete its menstrual … [Read more...] about Is it normal to miss a period, what are the reasons it might be a late and does it mean I could be pregnant?
A CHEF who put her bloating down to a gluten intolerance was astonished to discover she was actually 33 weeks pregnant – after taking a test in a supermarket toilet. On the contraceptive pill for a decade, babies were the furthest thing from Sita Meena Arulampalam’s mind when her doctor told her she probably had a food intolerance. But Sita, 33, of Colchester, Essex, took a pregnancy test anyway on a pal’s advice on June 2, 2017 – her partner Tony Dance’s birthday. It was positive, and further investigations showed she must have conceived in late 2016 – just nine weeks into her relationship with fellow chef Tony, 37. Sita said: “I couldn’t believe it – I’d had no bump, no morning sickness, no symptoms at all.” “Being in such a new relationship, we hadn’t been trying for a baby and I didn’t know how Tony would react. I put the test in a gift bag and gave it to him back home. “At first, he thought I … [Read more...] about I found out my ‘gluten intolerance’ bloated tum was a BABY just four weeks before I gave birth