Bradford Hospital Miscarriage Error

Hospital bosses have launched an investigation after a mother-to-be from Clayton was wrongly told she had miscarried her baby.

Chelsea Muff, 32, spent two weeks grieving for her 'lost' baby after Bradford Royal Infirmary told her she had suffered a miscarriage after carrying out an ultrasound scan.

However, a second scan, carried out two weeks later at the request of Miss Muff, revealed her baby was still alive.

Miss Muff, who is now almost four months pregnant, said she was ``shocked and upset.''

The mother-of-two said ``After the first scan a consultant came in and confirmed that I had miscarried and gave me the option to book in for an evacuation procedure, take a tablet there and then that would bring labour, or wait for it to come away naturally,'' she said.

``I chose to wait. If I had taken the tablet I could have terminated my baby and never have known.''

A spokesman for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: ``We sympathise with Miss Muff for the distress she has experienced.

``The Foundation Trust is taking all necessary actions to investigate the circumstances and has contacted Miss Muff directly to discuss her concerns.''