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Parents claim Viagra saved life of their unborn baby

Published 10/10/2015 | 18:44

Parents claim Viagra saved of their unborn baby
Parents claim Viagra saved of their unborn baby

A mother and father have claimed Viagra saved the life of their unborn baby.

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Laura and Dave Liggins said they took part in a trial of the drug - usually associated with sex problems - to boost their daughter Casey's blood flow after she stopped growing at 20 weeks.

They were offered a place on the medical trial in which pregnant women with babies not growing properly were given Viagra and others a placebo, the Daily Mirror reported.

Mrs Liggins, 32, told the newspaper: "If we hadn't gone on that trial Casey wouldn't be here. We 100% believe she wouldn't have made it.

"When they first said Viagra we were, like, what? But when they explained it then it made perfect sense. Never in a million years did I think I'd be taking it."

Mr Liggins, 35, added: "I have no doubt Viagra saved her life."

Casey was born 11 weeks premature at 1.3lbs and was allowed home at 12 weeks.

Mr and Mrs Liggins, of Bolton, were told about the medical trial after they were referred to St Mary's Placenta Clinic in Manchester.

The clinic is supported by the charity Tommy's which funds research into still-birth, premature birth and miscarriage.

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