When a woman in the UK’s north-west became pregnant with her own child, she feared she’d be facing a lifetime of legal troubles if she miscarried.
But the 23-year-old decided to try and have the baby by caesarean section and was shocked to discover she had two daughters of her very own.
Here are the stories of three women who had to go through a miscarriage to conceive.
Sarah-Jane Higgs, 28, miscarried during her second trimester in the early 2000s.
The birth of her twins was hailed as the “first baby born after artificial insemination”.
After she miscarriages her husband, who’d already left the family home, had to adopt her children.
But when she miscarries, she’s still facing legal issues and the fact that she had to raise them alone.
She has been unable to have children with her current partner, who was never the father of her children, due to her failure to prove paternity.
Anna Higgs and her children Sarah-Anne, 16, and John-David, 13, have been together for 13 years and have two daughters, Hannah and Emily.
The couple decided to have their first child together at 25, which resulted in a second pregnancy.
But after they’d been through so much and having to give up their home, they decided to give it up. 3.
Emily Higgs has two daughters Hannah and John.
She had two miscarriages during her pregnancy.
Her second child was born in January 2016, but because of her inability to prove her paternity, she has been struggling to have a child with her partner.
The two are now expecting their third child.