Mum diagnosed with cancer weeks after baby joy

Emma, Ian and baby Erin Photo:

A Lancashire woman who was diagnosed with terminal cancer weeks after finding out she was pregnant is fighting to stay alive after giving birth to a baby daughter.

Emma Grandison from Longton in Preston was over the moon when she got the news she was expecting her first baby with her husband Ian. Soon after the 31 year old developed a pain in her side, a further investigation revealed tumours on her liver.

The cancer spread and Emma's illness was diagnosed as terminal. Despite her pregnancy Emma needed to start chemotherapy.

Baby Erin doing well
Precious moment with baby Erin

Emma's baby, Erin was born 15 weeks early back in November and weighed just 1lb 10oz. Her due date was not until mid February. Erin is still in the neonatal unit but is doing well.

Baby Erin was around 2lb at birth

Mrs Grandison is still having chemotherapy in a bid to prolong her life and says she has 'everything to live for.' Refusing to give up Emma is raising money for Cancer Research UK, a group of her friends have already raised £10k during 'Dry January'. Click here to find out more.

Mother and baby