12/04/2011 08:57 BST | Updated 22/05/2015 06:12 BST

Five Women Miscarry In Seven Months On Same Street

Miscarriage Five women living in Ministry of Defence accommodation who all suffered miscarriages within a seventh month period are demanding an investigation into their losses.

The miscarriages occurred six to eight weeks into the women's pregnancies.

One of the mums, Michelle Peard, 28, told the Sun:

'They say it can happen to one in five women, but for it to happen to us all in this one area doesn't seem right. We have asked our midwives and doctors but we don't seem to be getting anywhere. People don't seem to be listening to us.'

Another woman, Jennifer Taylor, 25, endured two miscarriages within months of each other. The mum-of-three said she is concerned the losses could be linked to the street's water supply: 'We moved here in April last year and there was a burst water main in the back garden. It's been fixed but we've had problems with it again.

'My husband and kids also seem to suffer with diarrhoea quite often and I am going to see a neurologist because I've been getting headaches, so I don't know if that is linked. I've spoken to environmental health and they have said they can't touch us because we are in an MoD property and it isn't their responsibility.'

The MoD offered their condolences to the women and said they will look into the matter, saying:

'We urge them [the women] and anyone else who is concerned to come to the walk-in Naval Family Service office where they can get advice and support in total confidence.'

What a distressing story for the women involved - but can there really be a link, or just a horrible series of coincidences?

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