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A BRITISH tourist has been left with an unexpected long stay on the Costa Blanca, after giving birth to her first baby three months early while on holiday.

Birmingham couple Shannon Holbrook and Matthew Beach travelled to the Costa Blanca at the beginning of July, but six days after they arrived, Shannon, who was 26 weeks pregnant, suddenly went into labour.

She’s now been told that her child, Scarlett-Rose, who was born weighing just two pounds, cannot fly until she is 35 weeks old, as per health guidelines.

The couple had the good sense to take out travel insurance, so their medical bills are covered, and they also have a place to stay – but it’s an hour away from the San Juan de Alicante hospital.

Shannon´s sister has started a fund-raising internet page to help meet their costs as they have stay in the area until baby Scarlett-Rose is allowed to travel.  

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