A woman left heartbroken after losing five babies in six years to the same condition has been given new hope of starting her dream family.
Shannon Reed, 23, from Prudhoe, near Newcastle, has been diagnosed with ‘sticky blood syndrome’ – after years of mystery surrounding her miscarriages.
Doctors were baffled when her first four pregnancies ended after less than six weeks.
She thought her time to have a child arrived earlier this year when she reached the 12-week mark – before suffering another devastating miscarriage.
The strain of losing another baby led to the breakdown of her relationship and she stopped working as she struggled to cope with the aftermath.