Monday 23 April 2018

Women told in error they had lost unborn babies

Tom Pugh in Brighton

Hospital officials in Britain have apologised after two pregnant women were wrongly told that their unborn babies were dead during routine scans.

Joanna Barro (25) and Sofia Taylor (22) were both told they had lost their unborn children but subsequently learned that their pregnancies were proceeding as normal. Both later gave birth to healthy babies.

Ms Barro said: "When they told me that Ruby didn't have a heartbeat I just cried and cried. Ruby is my miracle. In my eyes I have already lost her once and I don't want to again."

Mrs Taylor said it was "mother's intuition" that prompted her to demand a second scan at the same hospital.

Brighton and Sussex University Hospitals NHS Trust said its safety record was in the best 5pc nationally.

Irish Independent

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