A woman born with two wombs has a condition so rare she suffered debilitating labour pains every month, lasting 72 hours.
Sophie Loader is struck down by painful contractions which mimic the pains of labour.
Sophie, from Chelmsford in Essex, was born with uterus bicornis, meaning she has two separate wombs.
The only way she can cope with the pain is through breathing exercises.
Full-time mum Sophie lives with boyfriend Keaghan John and their two-year-old son Chase.
When Sophie was 13, she started her period but with it came excruciating pain.
After months of tests, doctors finally told Sophie that she had two wombs.
While the left womb was healthy, the right side would fill up with blood each month and trick her body into thinking it was giving birth.
After the birth, Sophie had the contraceptive implant fitted and now only goes into 'fake labour' once every three months.