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health scare Model Tia Duffy says she feared she would miscarry after blood clot diagnosis


Tia Duffy

Tia Duffy

Tia Duffy

As celebrities and social media stars take to Instagram to share their 2020 highs, top model, Tia Duffy, has shared an unflinching post about her pregnancy journey and motherhood.

The Dubliner revealed that she was left bed bound when doctors discovered she had a blood clot.

Recalling fears that would miscarry, the TV presenter said:

“My 2020 memories began on Oct when the little blue line appeared on the pregnancy stick but it was so faint you could hardly notice.

"Deep down I knew I was pregnant but waited for the blue line to be sure.

"Then it read positive and just like that I felt like a mother instantly. November- Soon after came news from my doctor that I had a blood clot and the baby was high risk of miscarriage.

“I spent weeks in bed afraid to move visualizing holding my baby in my arms safe and well.

"Those times challenged me more than anything in my entire life.

"The fear consumed me some days while others I stayed sane listening to the baby’s heart beat over and over again on a doppler.

"Then came good news in Jan 2020. The clot was gone and the baby was safe."

Settling into motherhood, Tia and her family were forced to adapt to their new normal in lockdown.

In an uplifting post she shared to Instagram, the devoted mum looks back on 2020 as a transformative year that changed her life for the better.”

“Then came the pandemic. Another challenge.

"The thing about adversity is it brings you down but it catapults you back each time stronger and stronger.

"The best part of 2020 for me was overcoming my deep-rooted childhood fears. I bought a house, I nested, I cleaned every little corner of it and became addicted to ice cubes and danced alone with my baby in my belly at 4am.

"In July she arrived screaming with her hands in her mouth just like they had been in all of her scans.

"She changed my life, my perspectives on what’s important in life and she brings out the best in me every single day.

"Anytime I look backwards or try to look forward she reminds me the present moment is all we have. 2020 was the best year of my life.””

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