A brave mum and her baby boy are lucky to be alive after she lost a staggering 44 pints of blood during a traumatic labour . Natasha Pollock is believed to have been given the biggest ever blood transfusion in the UK after she began to bleed heavily during an emergency caesarean.
The 34-year-old had been told she needed the c-section eight weeks early after a difficult pregnancy.
she bled so much that medics were forced to pump her with an
astonishing 39 pints of blood in a single nine-hour operation - before
the hospital ran out of supplie
It was the next day before they were able to ship in more blood supplies
- where Natasha received a further five pints of blood to keep her
alive - making a staggering 44 pints.
And despite doctors telling her husband, Dai, 38, that she was unlikely
to survive Natasha and baby Oliver both pulled through - and 12 weeks on
are both finally back home in Stratford-Upon-Avon, Warks.
Healthy: Little Oliver was born after his mum Natasha Pollock experienced a difficult labor