Leanne Storey from Belfast was told by doctors at hospital in Belfast that her pregnancy was ‘not viable’ and that she was suffering from a ‘molar pregnancy’. This is where cells fail to form a foetus and surgery to remove the tissue was recommended.
After discovering she was carrying twins in May 2013, Ms Storey attended the hospital for a scan and was told there was a 99% chance she had a molar pregnancy. She was booked in for D and C surgery to remove the tissue, but after undergoing the procedure she began to feel sick, dizzy and unwell. Attending for a follow-up scan, it was revealed that she was still expecting. Her nine months of pregnancy were filled with anxiety about the dangers to her unborn baby after the procedure, but she gave birth to a healthy baby boy, Shea on January 17th. Shea is one of the only babies thought to have survived a D and C procedure.
Ms Storey is claiming compensation from the Belfast Trust for this molar pregnancy error, as doctors failed to spot a heartbeat during her pregnancy scans. Had she not undergone the procedure, it is possible that she could have given birth to twins, and legal proceedings against the Trust are now underway.
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Source: Daily Mail