Naomi Coombes takes on Swim Serpentine to remember her brothers and sisters that she never got to meet

The money being raised could help to fund the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research which opened earlier this year.

September 2016

Naomi’s parents sadly suffered 2 miscarriages before she and her brother were born. Naomi’s mum, Gill, then suffered 2 further miscarriages whilst trying for her 3rd child. 

Having been referred to a recurrent miscarriage clinic, Gill discovered she had a blood disorder called anti-phospholipid antibody syndrome which means little clots form preventing the placenta from attaching securely to the lining of the womb, causing early miscarriage. The doctors were amazed that Naomi and her older brother had been carried to term without intervention. 

With her next pregnancy, Naomi’s mum had to inject herself daily with heparin injections to prevent the clots from forming until 32 weeks. To their delight another brother was successfully born thanks to this treatment.

Naomi, 24, is taking on a 1-mile open-water swim for Tommy’s on Saturday 24th September in honour of her brothers and sisters that she never got to meet. The money that Naomi raising could help to fund the Tommy’s National Centre for Miscarriage Research.

You can sponsor Naomi via this link -

We cannot wait to cheer her on!

Read more Tommy's news and views

Read more #misCOURAGE stories

  • Story of Miscourage


    My very special angel babies

    I didn't need ten days, I passed my baby the next day, I knew I was no longer pregnant, the second scan confirmed a blighted ovum, but to me that wasn't a blighted ovum, that was my baby.

  • Ectopic confusion


    Ectopic confusion

    On that Monday I remember saying to the nurse, "I'm worried it might be ectopic." Her reply was that it probably wasn't. And that was that.

  • Story of Miscourage


    I never knew there was such a thing as a missed miscarriage

    The best thing anyone said to us was that parenthood is a roller coaster, sometimes right from the start - I think it sums up our experience perfectly.

  • My 3 Angels In Heaven


    My 3 Angels In Heaven

    I have always been someone who believes in everything happens for a reason but when something happens THRICE I can only try to be positive.

Was this information useful?

Yes No