2015-2016: Pregnancy and traumatic birthEdit
Megan discovered she was pregnant in August 2015 after seeing the lengths Jai would go to get custody of his young son, Archie Breckle, including planting drugs on Archie's mother, Rachel. Megan lied to Jai that she had suffered a miscarriage and planned to move away without telling Jai about his child but she couldn't get away fast enough and Jai learned about the pregnancy.
On 3rd March 2016, Megan went into labour whilst in the woods. Jai found Megan and transported her to Hotten General Hospital where she gave birth to their daughter. During the birth, the baby was starved of oxygen and Megan and Jai were told it was possible their daughter could have cerebral palsy as a result. Eliza spent her first weeks in the NICU, during which time she suffered a seizure, although Megan was allowed to take her home when she was three-weeks-old. Later that year, Megan began a relationship with ex-convict Frank Clayton, whom Eliza formed a strong bond with.
In October 2017, Eliza suffered a seizure whilst in the care of Jai's sister, Priya Kotecha, and Megan's business partner, Leyla Harding. Eliza was rushed to the hospital where numerous tests were performed, including a brain scan. Following another seizure, it was confirmed that Eliza did have epilepsy, specifically bilateral spastic diplegia - a mild form of cerebral palsy. As such, Eliza was prescribed medication to alleviate her condition.
On Eliza's second birthday, Jai discovered concerning bruises on his daughter's legs and rushed her to the hospital. As a medical reason couldn't be found for the bruising, social services became involved. Suspicion fell on Priya as she'd lost her temper with Eliza the day before and subsequently a social worker advised that Eliza wasn't to visit Jai and Priya's home, Holdgate Farm, until the issue had been resolved. Following the reoccurrence of the bruising two months later, it was discovered that the bruises were caused by a rare side effect from the slightest changes to Eliza's epilepsy medication.
In August 2019, Megan and Eliza were sad to lose Frank after he died in a fire at the factory. At Frank's funeral, Megan realised there was nothing left for her in the village after losing her son died, her brother went missing and now Frank's death, and decided to move near Newcastle where there was a good school for children with cerebral palsy which would be perfect for Eliza. Jai was not happy but soon decided to do it the right way and not stop them from leaving and Megan promised Jai that he could visit whenever he wanted.