A Christmas with triplets after losing four babies because of issue-ridden pregnancies is being called a true miracle for one happy mom this week. A loss has given way to new life after Anna Mitchell — who lost four babies in recent years due to ectopic pregnancies — has just given birth to three healthy triplets. The infants will be celebrating their first Christmas together, and the busy mother is no doubt grateful for her little ones, acquired through IVF. NewsOxy tells all on the baby boom this Monday, Dec. 16, 2013.
“We haven’t bothered decorating our house for years, as there was just the two of us and no children to fill it,” Anna, 30, from Mansfield, who lives with husband Nick, said. “But this Christmas we have three wonderful little reasons to decorate the house from top to toe with baubles, tinsel and lights.”
Although it will no doubt be a hectic one, having a Christmas with triplets after losing four babies is something that this happy mother never thought would happen to her. However, these three tiny miracles, one girl and two boys — they have been given the names Jacob, Joseph, and Summer — will surely brighten the holidays for this much-larger family.
“But there is one thing we won’t forget – and that’s mum, who made it all possible,” she said.
“It appears that the disappointed couple had been trying for a baby when Anna’s mother, Nicola, discovered she had been diagnosed with liver cancer. She lost her first baby through an ectopic pregnancy – where the baby develops in the fallopian tube instead of the womb, leading to a termination of the pregnancy – while her mum was in hospice at the time, shortly before she died.”
In Nov. 2010, the mother lost her second baby, again through a heartrending ectopic pregnancy. A third potential child was lost due to the very same reason the following year, and Anna had almost given up hope when her Christmas miracle, the healthy set of triplets, brought a feeling of joy out of loss.
“It was life-threatening to me to lose these babies as each time my fallopian tube could have burst,” she said. Doctors removed one of her fallopian tubes. “It was devastating, it was taking away some of the chance I would have to be a mum.”
The happy mom is now said to be looking forward to a long, busy, and loving life of motherhood.