Thursday, February 18, 2010

Woman Suffered 18 Miscarriages

After 13 years of trying to have a baby and 18 subsequent miscarriages, a British woman has finally given birth to a healthy baby girl -- with the help of modern medicine.

Angie Baker, had high levels of a subtype of white blood cell, known as natural killer (NK) cells, which are responsible for protect the body from viruses. But because her NK cells were so aggressive, instead of protecting the fertilized egg they mistook the fetus for a foreign body and attacked it, according to the Daily Mail.

But with the help of a specialist and steroids given in the form of a pill taken once a day for two weeks prior to conception then 12 weeks after, Angie was able to conceive and deliver a baby.

Now, she's hoping she'll be able to give her daughter a brother or sister.

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