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WHEN I meet Natasha Boroda, 30, in a studio in Kiev, Ukraine, I’m struck by how well she looks. Beautiful hair, beautiful skin, red dress. Her eyes gleam with excitement, especially when talking about the future.

She’s pregnant, of course. ‘To discover I was pregnant was the happiest moment,’ she says. She’d wanted more children, but wasn’t sure how it was going to happen — she separated from her son’s father three years ago, before Artur was born, and hasn’t had a serious relationship since. But then this pregnancy is far from usual.