Rebecca and her partner Christopher are happy with the new addition (Image: Rebecca Dando/SWNS)

A woman who nearly died in a miscarriage has given birth to a ‘miraculous’ baby girl after 20 years of trying to conceive.

Rebecca Dando, 37, has always dreamed of becoming a mother, but after miscarrying last February and being rushed to hospital, she thought it would never happen.

The cafe owner has had multiple miscarriages since she was 18 trying to conceive.

But after meeting her partner Christopher Thomas, 26, in April 2019, Rebecca decided to try for another baby.

After a series of losses, she was shocked to learn that she was pregnant in September 2021. This time, the pregnancy was progressing.

The miracle baby, Laurie Joanne Dand, was born on May 23 at Grange University Hospital in Cumberland, Wales, via emergency caesarean section and weighed 7lbs 6oz.

Baby Laurie was born on May 31 and weighs 7lbs 6oz (Image: Rebecca Dando/SWNS)

Now at home, Rebecca is in bubbles with her new baby and loving motherhood.

Ebbw Vale cafe owner Rebecca said:

“Every day I was afraid that something would go wrong.

“It was such a relief to see her come out and brush her hair. It’s safe and absolutely perfect.”

“My baby was 20 years late and I had several miscarriages. I will never forget all the losses, but I’m so glad I didn’t give up hope.”

Rebecca in hospital after her C-section (Image: Rebecca Dando/SWNS)

Since she was little, Rebecca always dreamed of being a mother and was shocked when she became pregnant at 18, but heartbroken to lose her baby before her 12-week ultrasound. .

“I was so young I didn’t even tell my parents,” he said.

“It’s scary. I will never forget being alone in my room and knowing that I lost my baby.”

Rebecca got pregnant again by her ex-partner when she was 26 and said now is the right time.

However, at a 12-week scan, she was told the baby’s heart had stopped.

“I was devastated because it really challenged me to be a mother,” Rebecca said. “It took me a long time to get over it.”

Little ‘miraculous’ Rowley is loved by her family (Image: Rebecca Dando/SWNS)

After breaking up with this couple, Rebecca fell into a depression, quickly became pregnant and decided she wanted to become a mother again.

However, during the scan, she was told that she had lost her baby to a “fundamental miscarriage” and that only the sac remained.

A few weeks after the scan, Rebecca started bleeding, but she wasn’t told to worry.

He explains:

I had to go out and find a pillow but he was barking. It looked like a crime scene.”

Rebecca was taken to the hospital, where she died. When she came in, she said that she suffered a fatal hemorrhage.

“I almost had to have a hysterectomy when they couldn’t stop the bleeding,” she said.

After thinking, “Well, I can’t be a mother.”

Rebecca says she was moved to tears when she first saw Lowry (Image: Rebecca Dando/SWNS)

However, when Rebecca started dating Christopher, whom she had met when she was working as a food supervisor, they quickly hit it off.

The couple moved in together after about seven months and decided to have a baby, but Rebecca says “hope was low”.

“We tried and nothing happened,” he added.

But to her surprise, Rebecca found out that she conceived naturally in September 2021, shortly after opening the cafe.

At 12 weeks, she was “terrified” of her previous miscarriage. To make matters worse, Rebecca had pre-eclampsia.

“I couldn’t rest until he was in my arms,” ​​he said.

After tests revealed high blood pressure, she was rushed to the hospital for monitoring at 37 weeks and 5 days and hours later she had an emergency C-section.

rebeca says: I was very worried about myself and my little daughter.

Laurie Joan was born at 5:29 am the next morning.

“I saw her hair and instantly fell in love,” Rebecca said.

– I cried seas. After all these years, I still can’t believe I’m a mother.”

After years of turmoil, Rebecca now loves every minute of her motherhood.

He continued: You will smile and be pampered by the whole family.

“It may have taken me 20 years, but I couldn’t be happier.”

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