After suffering a devastating 18 miscarriages, Angie Baker never gave up hope of one day conceiving the child she had always longed for.
After hearing about Dr Shehata’s pioneering work at his miscarriage clinic in Epsom and St Helier University Hospitals NHS Trust, she contacted him in 2006 as was referred for treatment.
Dr Shehata discovered that Angie was suffering from a high number of subtype white blood cells, which attacked the foetus believing it to be a foreign body.
He prescribed a treatment of high dose steroids to be taken two weeks prior to conception and twelve weeks after. Following a successful pregnancy, Angie gave birth to her “little miracle”, Raiya on 9 December last year.
Dr Shetata comments, “Eighteen miscarriages is a huge number, one in five women will have a miscarriage, one in 25 will have two and one in 15,000 will have five.”