Christmas with triplets come after losing four babies due to bad pregnancies, but this is a huge miracle for one mom. This Christmas present came early after Anna Mitchell suffered from three ectopic pregnancies.
However, she finally gave birth to three babies after a successful IVF procedure. This is a family announced on Sunday that they will celebrate Christmas with triplets, with three little miracles named Summer, Joseph and Jacob. They certainly plan to make the most of it on Dec. 25.
After losing four babies, it’s a time they will never forget. “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.”
“But there is one thing we won’t forget – and that’s mum, who made it all possible,” she said.
The couple had been trying for a baby when Anna’s mum, Nicola, discovered she had liver cancer. She lost her first baby through an ectopic pregnancy – where the baby develops in the fallopian tube instead of the womb – whilst her mum was in a hospice, before she died.
She lost her second baby, also through an ectopic pregnancy, in summer of 2010, and then lost her third baby in November 2010.
She was rushed into the operating theatre after losing her second baby and doctors removed her fallopian tube.
“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.”
After losing her third baby she couldn’t believe it. She had already lost three babies and was terrified she was never going to be a mother. The doctors broke the news to Anna that she would be unlikely ever to fall pregnant naturally. So the couple came to the decision to try IVF treatment, using the money that Anna had been left by her mother.