A mum who unexpectedly gave birth on holiday after going into premature labour has spoken of her anguish after being told she may not be able to bring her baby home for at least six months.
Thurza Blagg, 32, was rushed to hospital in Rhodes on May 12 when her waters broke. Since giving birth on May 2, she has only seen her baby boy, who remains in a 'critical but stable condition' in hospital, a handful of times.
The 32-year-old claimed inaction from insurance company AXA led to a missed opportunity to repatriate her when she was given medication to delay labour - something the company refuted, reports NottinghamshireLive. READ MORE: Join the FREE Manchester Evening News WhatsApp community She was subsequently transferred to Alexandra hospital in Athens, where she says she felt unsafe due to the language barrier and "no clear birth plan".
On Monday, May 2, Ms Blagg gave birth to her son, who weighed a little over one kilogram. "They showed me the baby and it was a beautiful moment, I only got to see him for two seconds but I connected with his big brown eyes, which are just like Paul's," she said, comparing him to her former partner Paul Ahad, who took his own life in January. "That baby is Paul, there's nothing of me in him apart from his strength.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk