A Dublin woman is still awaiting an explanation after giving birth to a healthy son that multiple doctors had previously declared dead.
Aimee Nolan, who lives in Co. Offaly, was first told the tragic news that her baby’s heartbeat could not be detected by her local general practitioner (GP). She was sent to the Midlands Regional Hospital in Portlaoise where the staff “confirmed” that her baby was dead and had been for some time.
After breaking the news to their family, she and her husband organized a dilation and curettage procedure (D&C) so as to remove tissue from the supposed miscarriage.
As 26-year-old Aimee organized the procedure, a senior doctor performed a scan in which it became apparent that the baby was still very much alive. Aimee gave birth to her second son, Evan, last week.
How this could happen still baffles Aimee, who said she received an apology but still wants some sort of an explanation.
She spoke with Irish radio station Midlands 103 about the ordeal.
“It was hell. I really enjoyed my pregnancy on my first child, but this time around, it was nerve racking. I couldn’t sleep before appointments,” she explained.
Evan was born this past Friday and is now safely home with his parents and older brother, Jack.
“I still keep looking at him; he’s a miracle,” the proud mother explained.
The HSE is expected to review the incident in its entirety to help prevent similar instances from happening.
H/T: The Journal.ie.