Mother’s Day dream comes true for Leanne

A dream has come true for Leanne.

This Mother’s Day, she is spending it with a baby that she thought she would never have.

A condition she has called inherited thrombophilia, which makes her blood clot more than normal is thought to be the reason behind the three miscarriages she has suffered in just two years.

Leanne from Rugby took part in a research trial called Alife 2 led at our hospital by Professor Quenby into whether giving people who have ‘sticky blood’ blood thinning medication can help prevent miscarriages.

The proud new mum gave birth to a baby girl nine days ago, weighing in at 6lb 11ozs.

Proud parents Leanne and John named her Paisley Beau - named for being a rainbow baby.

She needed the expert care of our Neonatal teams and even spent time in the Intensive Care Unit.

Thankfully she made a quick recovery and she was discharged home on Friday to be with her Mum in time for Mother’s Day.

Leanne said: “I have waited to be a mum for so long that I still can’t believe that she is finally here. I am planning on spending Mother’s Day just holding her and being thankful for the incredible teams at University Hospital, Coventry who helped make me a Mum.”