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Twin survival decision

A pregnant mother decided to keep both her twins even though doctors advised her that aborting one of them would ensure the other survived. Carmelle Hartgrove, 32, and her husband Steve Hartgrove, 36, were delighted when they discovered they were pregnant with twin girls. But at a scan when she was ten weeks pregnant Mrs

BRCA cancer mastectomy decision

Mum’s cancer gene advice

A mother-of-one carrying a deadly breast cancer gene says she is ready to advise her baby daughter to have a mastectomy once she is old enough. Becky Measures, 32, who underwent a preemptive double mastectomy in 2006, knows her 16-month-old daughter Eva May Menzies is also likely to be carrying the BRCA gene and will

PND help on Twitter

Postnatal depression help

A young mother whose postnatal depression led her towards self-harm was saved by a very modern self-help network – by logging onto Twitter. Rosey Wren, 26, who experienced both ante- and postnatal depression during her pregnancies with her three children, struggled to find support in the remote community in the Outer Hebrides where she lives.

Spider bite reaction

Spider bite allergy

A mother-of-four has been left in too much pain to hold her own children after a horrific reaction to a false widow spider bite. Carol Veitch, 45, was bitten more than a year ago but is still in too much pain to hug her five-year-old son Paul before he heads off to school each morning.

Before after weight loss

Wife loses eight stone

A mother-of-one lost EIGHT STONE after she became worried that she was no longer attractive to her husband. Melanie Steinkamp, 46, reached 19st 5lb after years of indulging in a junk food habit which saw her eat a family-sized bar of chocolate every day. But after flicking through her family photo album, Mrs Steinkamp, a

Abandoned Ford Anglia

Lost car reunion

A carpenter tracked down the car he dumped when it broke down – 40 YEARS after he abandoned it. In a series of photos, Tommi Nummelin, 23, captured the moment his father Pekka Nummelin, 62, was reunited with his British-made Ford Anglia in the very place he abandoned it in 1974. Mr Nummelin, a mechanical

Baby born no blood

Baby born with no blood

A little girl who stunned the medical world by being born without a drop of blood in her body is doing well in her first weeks at primary school after miraculously making a full recovery. Doctors were baffled when Maisy Vignes’s entire blood supply was absorbed by her mother, Emma Vignes, 31, during pregnancy. Despite


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