posted on Feb, 17 2013 @ 04:44 AM
'They stole my baby': Brazilian woman accuses hospital of taking child from her womb after doctors tell her pregnancy was 'psychological'.
Despite being in her 38th week of pregnancy and having received ultra sound prenatal treatment which recorded the growth of the child and its heart
beats, the 19 year old mother woke up to the hospital claiming that no child had ever existed.
Layane Santos, 19, says she was in her 38th week of pregnancy when she was rushed to a maternity hospital in Sao Paulo, south east Brazil, with
abdominal pain and blood loss.
She had received pre-natal treatment during her entire pregnancy, with nurses recording the growing size of her baby and even measuring the foetal
heart beats. Ms Santos, a kitchen assistant, even had an ultra-sound scans in the final week of her pregnancy, which showed she was carrying a baby
girl who weighed 7lbs and measured 42cm.
On the day Ms Santos believed her baby would be born, doctors at the Santa Casa de Maua hospital performed yet another ultrasound scan. 'The
obstetrician diagnosed premature separation of the placenta and the patient was immediately transferred to the operating room.'
But doctors later claimed they found no baby in Ms Santos' womb and believed her 'pregnancy' had been purely psychological.
I can't imagine how horrible this would be. Going into a hospital carrying a child and then waking up from a C-section procedure to find the child had
The 19 year old mother's ultra sound results a week before the delivery
showing the size of the baby's head and weight
The hospital has claimed that exams before the birth proved the mother wasn't carrying a child but have refused to present them.
The doctor who carried out prenatal treatment for the mother has stated that he would be a witness for the couple if they brought criminal charges
against the hospital. The couple's lawyer is currently seeking judicial approval to seize hospital records.
edit on 17-2-2013 by ollncasino because: (no reason given)