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“I’d known all along that was the case,” she said.

“I had this awful feeling of heaviness and I could literally feel it in the shower.”

During her textbook pregnancy with Lauren, Anna, whose husband, Michael Curtis, 42, is a network engineer, even continued to run and lift weights “right up to the birth”.

Then, after delivering Lauren naturally at Epsom General Hospital on July 30, 2013, she began experiencing an odd, heavy feeling in the pit of her stomach.

Initially, she thought it was just her body recovering, but then, eight weeks later, she went to a mother and baby fitness class, only for her bladder to leak afterwards.

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