Home   Medway   News   Article

ME sufferer from Cliffe Woods celebrates birth of baby girl

By Nicola Everett

A Medway woman who has battled ME for more than a decade has given birth to a baby girl.

Jessica-Taylor Bearman from Cliffe Woods was first diagnosed will myalgic encephalomyelitis in 2005 when she was 14, and experiences pain throughout her body and suffers with extreme exhaustion.

Two years after marrying Samuel, the couple are celebrating the birth of their first child.

ME sufferer Jessica Taylor-Bearman has given birth to a baby girl
ME sufferer Jessica Taylor-Bearman has given birth to a baby girl

In a tweet posted today, Jessica said Felicity was born by cesarean section and weighed 4lbs 12oz.

She is currently being looked after in the special baby unit and both mum and baby are said to be doing 'ok'.

Jessica spoke to KentOnline about her pregnancy in May and admitted she never thought she would ever become a mum: "I didn't think it would happen to me because I was just too poorly for that. So it was elating that it happened but nerve-wracking too."

She added: “The pregnancy hormone can cause two things to happen.

“Either your body jump starts and starts working like it never used to.

"So, people with multiple sclerosis (MS) have the same thing happen to them and you can make quite a lot of progress in that time.

“But because ME is a reactive disease, you can react to what your body's going through.

"So normally the first three months aren't particularly good - some people then improve and others don't.”

Jessica spoke to KMTV about her pregnancy in May

Jessica encountered several challenges during the pregnancy, including a hyperemesis and having to stop taking around 20 different drugs.

Read more: All the latest news from Medway

Join the debate...
Comments |

Don't have an account? Please Register first!

The KM Group does not moderate comments. Please click here for our house rules.

People who post abusive comments about other users or those featured in articles will be banned.

Thank you. Your comment has been received and will appear on the site shortly.


Terms of Comments
We do not actively moderate, monitor or edit contributions to the reader comments but we may intervene and take such action as we think necessary, please click here for our house rules. If you have any concerns over the contents on our site, please either register those concerns using the report abuse button, contact us here, email multimediadesk@thekmgroup.co.uk or call 01634 227989.

Follow us

Most popular

Kent Travel News

Close This site uses cookies. By continuing to browse the site you are agreeing to our use of cookies.Learn More