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‘I delivered babies in horrific war zones - but lost my own firstborn’

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NHS midwife Anna Kent’s life has been changed as a result of her humanitarian work. Here, the 41-year-old - who lives in Weymouth with daughter Aisha, six - opens up to OK!

about helping others and suffering her own tragedy. "It’s 2007 in South Sudan. A 16-year-old girl named Grace* is whisked to theatre.

She has just delivered triplets naturally – something almost unheard of in the UK. Her thin legs stick outwards as I shuffle alongside, my fist in her birth canal to stop her bleeding to death.

An hour later, Grace emerges from surgery after a complete hysterectomy. I watch her walk home in the blistering 50°C heat with a basket of woolly hatted triplets balanced on her head.

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