Baby Screening Campaign

A couple who lost their daughter to a rare condition, three days after she was born, are hoping their story will help to save other babies. They have launched a campaign to get hospital to offer a screening to all expectant parents.

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Images of family who are campaigning for change to ante natal screenings

Rachel in hospital Credit: ITV Central

Jamie and Rachael Bonser are campaigning for hospitals to check for a condition at every pregnant woman's 20-week scan.

The condition is called Vasa Praevia and is caused by the placental or umbilical blood vessels crossing the birth canal.

It is not mandatory for hospitals to check for the condition.

A full list of the symptoms and what to do about them is available here.

Abigail in hospital Credit: Family Photo
4D ultra sound picture of Abigail Credit: Family photo

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