Falkirk family who lost two babies speak of delight at bringing new daughter home

Aaron Hebner and Linda Edwards with new baby Jade Hebner. Jade's twin sister died due to infection, three years after couple's first baby also died.
Aaron Hebner and Linda Edwards with new baby Jade Hebner. Jade's twin sister died due to infection, three years after couple's first baby also died.
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A Falkirk couple have spoken of their delight at bringing their daughter home after suffering the agony of losing two babies.

Linda Edwards and Aaron Hebner are doting on baby Jade Hebner who was born prematurely at 28 weeks with her identical twin Jasmine in June.

Sadly, after developing an infection, Jasmine passed away.

But Jade has now been allowed home to Victoria Road after months in intensive care.

The twins’ birth came three years after the couple’s first child was stillborn.

Linda (30) said: “We are over the moon Jade’s home.

“It’s a strange feeling as we’re grieving for Jasmine and also feeling it for Jade because she should have a twin sister.

“I’ve been through all aspects of losing a baby - miscarriage, stillbirth and losing a baby at two weeks old.

“So having my baby home is amazing.”

In 2011, a 20-week scan found the couple’s first boy, Zack, had a condition called C-Cam, giving him a rare cyst on his lung.

Despite foetal surgery, Zack was stillborn after 27 weeks of pregnancy.

Then, early this year, Linda fell pregnant, and a 12-week scan showed identical twins.

Linda said: “After what we had gone through with Zack, it was lovely to know we were having two babies.”

But during the pregnancy, doctors discovered Jasmine’s blood supply was restricted, meaning the babies had to be delivered early.

Linda said: “They told us the chances of losing them both were high, but the chances of losing Jasmine were even higher.”

An emergency section was carried out at the Southern General in Glasgow on June 4.

Linda said: “Both babies came out crying. No-one expected that. Everyone in the theatre had a bit of a breakdown.”

The tiny twins - Jade weighing 2lb 4oz and Jasmine 1lb 3oz - received the first-class care they needed.

However two weeks later, Jasmine developed an infection common in premature babies and died.

Linda said: “The care we received from Forth Valley Royal Hospital and the Southern General was fantastic, we can’t thank them enough. We’re delighted we have Jade to keep us strong.”

Aaron (35) added: “We love Jade so much. It’s magical.”