I was almost killed by unborn baby"s fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusions

I was almost killed by unborn baby's fingernail: Mother was left in coma and needed 22 blood transfusionsAngela Cottom almost died after a nail or hair passed into her bloodstreamThe rare condition only affects one in 80,000 birthsIt caused Mrs Cottom to suffer internal bleeding and her lungs collapsedDoctors told husband she could be in a coma for days or even weeksBut she woke up 12 hours later and went home a week later By Liz Hull PUBLISHED: 22:31 GMT, 6 January 2013 | UPDATED: 12:51 GMT, 7 January 2013 Born five weeks premature, twins Amelie and Ava only just made it into this world after being resuscitated with oxygen.

Health News: A pacemaker to stop premature births, a method to tackle chest pain and how milk and cabbage may prevent cancer

Health News: A pacemaker to stop premature births, a method to tackle chest pain and how milk and cabbage may prevent cancer | UPDATED: 19:27 GMT, 17 September 2012 Scientists have developed a birth ‘pacemaker’ to help prevent premature arrivals.

"Desperate Debra" – the simulator helping train doctors to perform emergency caesareans

Meet 'Desperate Debra' – the caesarean simulator that will help doctors to save the lives of pregnant women | UPDATED: 13:58 GMT, 5 July 2012 She may have no arms or legs, but 'Desperate Debra' is poised to play a crucial role in training up NHS doctors.

Stillbirths twice as common among women in deprived areas compared to richer neighbours

Women living in deprived areas twice as likely to have a stillbirth as richer neighbours | UPDATED: 08:49 GMT, 26 June 2012 Twice as many babies are stillborn in the most deprived 10 per cent of the country compared to the wealthiest, researchers have found.

Danger of multiple births: Twins five times more likely to die in first year

Danger of multiple births: Twins five times more likely to die in first year | UPDATED: 16:52 GMT, 21 June 2012 Riskier: Twin births run a higher risk of complications compared to single births Twin and triplet babies have a five time greater risk of dying within their first year compared to single babies, according to the Office for National Statistics.

She"s never been through puberty or needed a bar: Woman trapped in body of a 12-year-old appeals for help to cure her rare condition

She's never been through puberty or needed a bra: Woman, 25, is trapped in body of a 12-YEAR-OLD Kate Quinn is appealing to doctors to find a cureShe is thought to be the only woman in Ireland with the condition A 25-year-old woman is trapped in the body of a 12-year-old and is appealing to medics to help cure her rare condition. Kate Quinn is believed to be the only woman in Ireland to have Caudal Regression Syndrome (CRS). The rare disorder, which she discovered she had two years ago, means she has never been through puberty, had regular periods or had to buy a bra

Mother tells of remarkable survival after losing 14 pints of blood and suffering two heart attacks as she gave birth to son

Mother tells of remarkable survival after losing 14 pints of blood and suffering two heart attacks as she gave birth to sonTeam of 30 medics battled to save Fiona Moore as she lay in coma for two days A young mother returned home with her baby boy yesterday just 13 days after a nightmare labour which put her into a coma. Fiona Moore had two heart attacks and lost 14 pints of blood while giving birth to her second child