In less than three weeks time a Dundee couple will be celebrating the first birthday of their baby boy – a day they feared they would never see.
Little Harrison Campbell was born six weeks early on December 5 last year.
Laurie Field, 25, was told by doctors she would probably miscarry – before giving birth to Harrison just 34 weeks into her pregnancy.
However, despite a few visits to hospital, the tot is now doing really well.
Laurie said: “We’re looking forward to his first birthday.
“We got him home on December 24 last year so it’s going to be great to celebrate a proper family Christmas with him.”
Harrison’s lungs did not develop properly in the womb due to Laurie having low fluid throughout her pregnancy.
She said: “The problems started at nine weeks when I started to bleed. The doctors told me then that I was probably going to have a miscarriage.
“At a private 16-week scan they noticed there was low fluid around the baby. They explained that the fluid is vital in lung development. We were given the option to have an abortion, as they did not know if Harrison would survive.
“We decided to keep the baby and see what would happen. At follow-up scans Harrison was growing perfectly.”
Laurie’s waters broke at just 27 weeks, and she received steroid injections twice a week from 30 weeks to try to help develop Harrison’s lungs.
Laurie added: “We managed to keep going until 34 weeks when we were booked in to be induced.
“We’re so grateful to Ninewells and everything they did for us.”