A pregnant mother has spoken of her anguish after being wrongly informed that her unborn child had passed away.
Aimee Nolan and her husband Vinnie were left devastated after doctors at the Midland Regional Hospital in Portlaoise told them “your baby is dead and it looks like it has been for five weeks”, after a scan.
After grieving for two days, a distraught Aimee went back for a second scan only to be told that her baby was alive and in good health.
Now, the 26-year-old has called for an investigation into the hospital, which has previously been linked to the deaths of five babies.
Aimee, who is 14 weeks’ pregnant and mum to three-year-old son Jack, said that she is still reeling from the incident.
In an interview with the Daily Mail, she said: “I’m still in shock that my baby is still alive and kicking. When I saw the heartbeat I was relieved, excited – it was like being told you’re pregnant again.”
“We had all of our family and friends told, we were grieving for this baby. I was inconsolable for the whole two days – it was so stressful,” she added.