Monday, 26 December 2022

Mother who was told her baby had died in the womb gives birth to ‘miracle’ baby after ‘gut’ feeling’ told her doctors were wrong


A mum who was wrongly told that her baby had died in the womb is celebrating after her son was born alive.
Hannah Cole, 27, from Wibsey, West Yorkshire, was admitted to the Bradford Royal Infirmary (BRI) after her waters broke early at 20 weeks.
Doctors told her the following day that the baby had died after they could not detect a heartbeat and booked Hannah in for an induced labour.
However, Hannah had a "gut instinct" that her son was still alive so she asked the hospital for one final scan and that was when doctors found a heartbeat again.
Oakley Cole-Fowler was finally born at just 24 weeks and three days on October 30 - weighing 780 grams.
Hospital bosses have apologised for "the distress and anxiety caused" to the family.
Hannah said: "It's been stressful and up and down.
"He was in ICU. He has been absolutely brilliant.
"I'm just relieved. It's been a rollercoaster. He is my Christmas miracle."
Oakley is set to be in hospital until at least his original due date of February 9, 2023.

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