Dublin woman gives birth to baby doctors told her was dead for over a month
A Dublin woman has who just given birth to a healthy baby boy has described how she was told the unborn child was dead for over a month.
Aimee Nolan (26) was told by doctors at an embattled hospital in the midlands that her unborn baby had no foetal heartbeat before finding out two days later the baby was perfectly alive and healthy.
The 26-year-old Dubliner received an apology from a consultant obstetrician at Midland Regional Hospital Portlaoise after the distressing incident in December.
Management at the hospital acknowledged the incident had caused a substantial amount of distress to the pregnant mother and her family.
The 26-year-old said she was bewildered after finding out the original scan was incorrect, and said she didn't know how to feel at the time.
"Joy, anger, shock; I didn’t know whether to laugh, cry, lash out, ask what the hell happened," she said.
"Why were we told our baby was dead and then when we come in two days later it’s not measuring nine weeks, it’s actually measuring 14 weeks and it has a heartbeat?"
Ms Nolan, who is originally from Dublin but living in Co Offaly, spoke at the time of how she was 14 weeks pregnant when she when a GP during a regular check-up advised her to go to hospital over a possible foetal heartbeat problem.