Jodie Barden's six-year-old daughter Ella has a rare genetic disorder which means she has a life expectancy of just 12.
Now Jodie, 27, from Witham, has just discovered that her unborn child, also carries the gene for Cockayne Syndrome.
It's a life-shortening, genetic disorder. Most sufferers die before they become teenagers. The syndrome affects two babies in every million and is incurable.
More top news
More than 4,600 academics have signed a letter calling for an inquiry into the death of PhD student Giulio Regeni in Cairo last month.
A Norfolk patient has become the first woman in the world to have a so-called 'dead kidney' transplant thanks to new technology.
As the number of whales dying on our beaches rises, we've spoken to an Evolutionary Biologist about why this tragic event keeps happening.