Heidi Loughlin and her daughter Ally Louise Smith
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Cancer mum Heidi Loughlin awaits chemo after birth

A mum who gave birth to her daughter 12 weeks early in order to be treated for cancer is awaiting treatment.

Police officer Heidi Loughlin, 33, from Portishead near Bristol gave birth to Ally Louise Smith on Friday after being told she had to bring her treatment forward.

Ms Loughlin found out she had inflammatory breast cancer when she was 13 weeks pregnant and was given the option of terminating the pregnancy to begin aggressive chemotherapy.

But Ms Loughlin, who also has two little boys, decided to have the less aggressive chemotherapy to give the baby the best chance.

  • 15 Dec 2015