When Sarah Dean had a surgery to remove her cervical cancer, she feared she would never know the joys of a much longed motherhood.
The surgery took away so much of her cervix that it was impossible for her to become pregnant.
But then the doctors performed a miracle.
They stitched together what remained of her cervix above the birthing canal, so that, if she ever became pregnant, the stitch would hold the baby inside her womb until it was time for her to deliver.
Dean, 32, then went on to have IVF and fertility doctors were able to perform the astonishing feat of guiding the embryo into what remained of her womb through a microscopic hole.
Dean, of Sutton Coldfield, gave birth to her son George three months ago.