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'We still don't really believe it' says woman who gave birth to a baby boy after seven miscarriages

A woman has said she still has to pinch herself after giving birth to a desperately wanted baby boy after having seven miscarriages.

Sam Bourner, from Hamstreet near Ashford, had the miscarriages over six years said it was an "indescribably terrible" period in her life and that she had almost given up hope of ever having a baby.

She found out she suffers from Hughes Syndrome after visiting a specialist hospital in London.

They treated her with aspirin and put a stitch in her cervix.

It was not long after that baby Noel was born.

Mrs Bourner said: "We still don't really believe it. Even though he's here we still think someone's going to come and take him away from us but it's just amazing, isn't it?"

Although she sort specialist treatment, Noel did have a twin who died while he was in the womb.

"We are not going to try again," Mrs Bourner. "He's a miracle and we are very happy and we don't need any more. He's perfect."

Sam Bourner had almost given up hope of ever having a child Credit: ITV Meridian


Killer driver jailed

A man from Sittingbourne has been jailed for 30-months for causing death by dangerous driving.

Mark Graham White, from Chalkwell Road, was driving his BMW along the A2070 near Hamstreet when he collided with a Ford Ka being driven by 24-year-old Rebekah Alderson.

Rebekah suffered fatal burns after being trapped in the car which had caught alight.

It emerged during an investigation into the crash that White had sent text messages to his partner saying he was tired and needed to sleep.

White was additionally banned from driving for four years.