A mother who lived through the heartache of losing three babies has urged others to not give up hope as she prepares to celebrate her daughter's 2nd birthday. 

Megan Fitt lived in constant fear that she would never fully experience parenthood after suffering three tragic losses in as many years.

Mrs Fitt, from Mattishall, first fell pregnant in 2017 and said within minutes of finding out she was imagining hopes and dreams for her little one.

But days later she learned it was a cornual ectopic pregnancy - a rare complication when the baby implants in the wrong part of the uterus.

Dereham Times: In May 2018 she fell pregnant again - only for the same thing to happen.

Mrs Fitt said: "For this to happen once was unlucky - but twice just felt so unfair.

"We had so much love to give - we had a wonderful home, were in a good place with our careers, so why us?

"After this, my mental health was deteriorating with feelings of anxiousness, guilt that my body couldn't do what it so easy should have, of shame, worrying what my family thought and of anguish."

After the second heartbreaking loss, Mrs Fitt, 36 and her husband Matt, 37, found themselves struggling to conceive.

It was almost three years later that she fell pregnant again - but it tragically did not end up as third time the charm when at 14 weeks she began feeling stomach pain.

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After learning she was miscarrying on October 27, 2020, she was forced to give birth to baby Leonie, who died during the delivery.

Leonie's tiny hand and footprints were taken and are still displayed on the wall of the family's home .

Then, on November 2, 2021, Mrs Fitt gave birth to a baby girl called Rosa.

Three days later, on November 5, the pair drove Rosa home with fireworks going off around her.

Mrs Fitt said: "It was such a surreal feeling - I just remember my husband and I looking at each other, looking at Rosa and saying - 'we did it'.

"Even now, as I sit wrapping up all her presents for her 2nd birthday I think about everything we've gone through.

"My message to others is not to give up hope - it is out there."

Throughout her heartache, Mrs Fitt said she often found it difficult to open up about her experiences.

She recently shared her experience at a special memorial service for lost babies held at Norwich Cathedral during Baby Loss Awareness week.

She said: "I think whether you feel like you are in a safe space or not, you always question whether people want to hear about it.

"The service was the first and only time that I've spoken about what happened in a public place without questioning to myself whether people wanted to hear about it.

"But my story is sadly one of many and everybody has their own journey."

After losing her second baby, she sought the help of the charity Time Norfolk, which offers support to people who have suffered loss at any stage of pregnancy.

A recent YouGov survey showed that 50pc of UK adults have either experienced some form of baby loss themselves, or know somebody who has.

Fiona Gosden, chief executive of Time Norfolk, said: "Baby Loss Awareness Week gives us an important opportunity to shed light on this sensitive issue, provide support, and let people know that they are not alone in their journey of grief.

"More people than you realise have experienced some form of pregnancy loss, baby loss, or pregnancy choice. Everyone's story is unique and no two people process this in the same way."