25- year- old Holly Emms weighed a huge 18st and wanted to get a gastric bypass surgery done. She approached the NHS and underwent a surgery which helped reduce her weight to 9st in four months.
What she did not anticipate at the time of the surgery was that she was four weeks pregnant. The operation left her slimmer and better looking but it deprived the fetus of essential nutrients in the womb.
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Holly of Uxbridge, West London, said: "The doctors told me that Juli had died because of my extreme weight loss during pregnancy. It was a terrible thing to hear, and something I have to live with."
She said that women should learn from her experience and get a pregnancy test done before a gastric surgery.
Holly said: "I am angry at the doctors and myself for not thinking of doing a pregnancy test.I wish with all my heart that I had."