The situation was serious and I was admitted to hospital to have the tube removed including the foetus

Lyn suffered an ectopic pregnancy before going on to have her rainbow baby Leo.

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by Lyn

May 2016

In the summer 2014 my husband and I just newly married decided to try for a baby. At time I was 36. 
I have always had difficulties down there, as it turns out now I had undiagnosed polysitic ovaries. 
In November 2014 I discovered I was expecting. Within 2 weeks I realised I was not right and went to the early pregnancy unit for a scan and after a lengthy search they found the foetus growing in my left Fallopian tube. 

The situation was serious and I was admitted to hospital to have the tube removed including the foetus.

In June 2015 we found out I was pregnant again, the baby was in the correct place and seemed fine. We were informed it was a boy at 13 weeks and at the 20 week scan it was confirmed, with a few additional things. 

We were under the care of specialists from week 21-39. Leon was born and transferred to Evelina children's hospital on the 6th February 2016. He was admitted with SVT, Sepsis on top of a minor heart & potential genetic condition present from utero.  Despite his heart and brain quirks he has coped so well with such a traumatic start to life. He is getting along well and he is catching up at his own pace. 

We decided to call him Leon (lion, Leo) after being so brave.

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