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Richard speaks to father of "miracle baby"

Louisa Compton | 12:43 UK time, Tuesday, 18 August 2009


This morning Richard spoke to Mahmoud Soliman. At the start of this year Mahmoud was happily married and over the moon about becoming a dad for the first time. He and his wife Jayne were planning for the future - life with their baby and life after he'd finished his Master's degree - but then tragedy struck. On January 7th, at 25 weeks pregnant, his wife, Jayne suffered a brain haemorrhage and was declared clinically dead. She was 41 and a champion ice skater.

But doctors kept her heart beating for two more days - to try and save her unborn child. The little girl - named Aya was born by caesarean section, weighing just two pounds one ounce.

Seven months on, she's happy and healthy and doctors expect she'll develop normally.

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