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A pregnant woman has given birth to her baby 12 weeks prematurely - so that she can begin treatment for breast cancer.
Heidi Loughlin, from Portishead, has a rare and aggressive form of the disease.
Doctors have recommended that she undertake intensive therapy, which could save her life, but would put the baby's health at risk. For months she's put her life at risk to save the life of her baby.
Today (Dec 11) Ally Louise Smith was born.
Thanks for all your amazing messages of support. Here is the news we've all been waiting for xxx https://t.co/OW67BAtZjA
Keith and I are absolutely thrilled to announce the safe arrival of our daughter formally known as chocolate mousse.
She was born today via c section at 1237. She came out foot first and is breathing on her own. She weighs 2lb 5ozs. She has a Loughlin nose and she has more hair than me!!!
Will post photos soon but in the mean time please welcome Ally Louise Smith xxxxxx
Police investigating the case of a bogus social worker have released an e-fit of a woman they want to speak to.
The incident happened on Deerhurst Place in Quedgeley on Wednesday afternoon. The woman, who claimed to be from Gloucestershire Social Services, was carrying a false badge.
She asked to check on the mother’s four-month-old son.
While no physical contact was made between the bogus social worker and the baby, she did check the baby’s heart beat with a stethoscope.
Police have released details of a woman claiming to be a bogus social worker who called on parents in Gloucestershire and examined their baby.
She's described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s, between 5ft 6ins and 5ft 7ins tall, with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.
She had freckles on the left side of her face and wore a black trouser suit with a cream v-neck blouse with frills at the front.
Our inquiries are ongoing. We have visited houses in the area to warn local people and would urge everyone to be vigilant.
Remember, do not accept people into your house unless you are 100% sure you know who they are.
You can always tell them to stay outside until you have made your own inquiries and if you are suspicious in any way, then call police.
We have liaised with our partners at Gloucestershire social care services and they have alerted their staff to this incident.
Police have urged parents to be vigilant after a bogus social worker called at a house and examined a baby.
The woman, who claimed she was from Gloucestershire social services, was carrying a false ID badge and a black zip-up folder.
She visited a mother in Quedgeley, Gloucestershire, and told her there were concerns for the welfare of her four-month-old son.
The fake social worker asked to carry out checks and listened to the boy's heartbeat with a stethoscope during the incident on Wednesday.
Detective Inspector Andy Dangerfield, of Gloucestershire Police, said the woman did not have any physical contact with the baby.
"We don't know what the motivation for this was but clearly it is very concerning," Mr Dangerfield said.
Police have appealed for information about the woman, who is described as white with "slightly tanned skin", in her late 20s or early 30s and with dark shoulder-length bobbed hair.
Proud parents, Amy Gibbon and Andy Lewandowski have welcomed new baby Oscar. He is one of several babies born on Christmas Day at Southmead Hospital in Bristol.
Amy says she gave birth to the accompaniment of a brass band - but that's about all she can remember of Christmas:-
A six month old baby has had a miraculous escape after being rescued from the marina at Watchet in Somerset.
The pram Sam Cooper Stevens was in was blown into the harbour by a gust of wind. The dockmaster heard screams and jumped in.