Pregnant woman wrongly told baby had no heartbeat Pregnant woman wrongly told baby had no heartbeat
A pregnant woman who was told her baby had no heartbeat requested a final scan the day she was to be made to miscarry,... Pregnant woman wrongly told baby had no heartbeat

A pregnant woman who was told her baby had no heartbeat requested a final scan the day she was to be made to miscarry, only to find the baby was alive and growing.

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The Health and Disability Commissioner today found a sonographer and a radiologist breached the patient’s rights under the Code of Health and Disability Services Consumers’ Rights.

The woman had an abdominal scan in 2015, prompted by concerns that her levels of a hormone produced during pregnancy were low.

The sonographer could not confirm a foetal heartbeat on ultrasound, but did not offer a transvaginal scan that would have provided more information.

Arrangements were made for a procedure if the woman did not miscarry naturally.

The day this was due to happen, the woman asked for a further ultrasound for her peace of mind.

The new test showed the foetus was viable, and the pregnancy continued.

The Commissioner today made a range of recommendations for the DHB, the sonographer and the radiologist, including apologies and audits of their work.

Obinna Onyia

  • Amaya

    2017-11-13 #1 Author

    very interesting

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    • Angel

      2017-11-15 #2 Author

      Wow that’s crazy I’m glad everything turned out to be ok praise god!!

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    • Lakinda

      2017-11-16 #3 Author

      That’s crazy my friend had this happen to her

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  • J

    2017-11-13 #4 Author

    Wow this is one of the craziest things. Good thing they did that ultrasound before the procedure.

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  • Joy Guzman

    2017-11-13 #5 Author

    Wow thank god the baby still alive and have a heartbeat

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  • Sierra

    2017-11-13 #6 Author

    That’s crazy 🤭 I wouldn’t have stood for that

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  • Samone Williams

    2017-11-13 #7 Author

    wow this is interesting

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  • Deshon Duncan

    2017-11-13 #8 Author

    Wow that’s crazy

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  • Kendra

    2017-11-13 #9 Author

    Wooooow I’m glad she got a second opinion!!!

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  • Destine Randle

    2017-11-13 #10 Author

    I find this extremely insane. It’s crazy how they didn’t do any further test on her to see if the baby was actually not okay. I’m so glad she asked for another ultrasound before she had to do the procedure because it would been so devastating if she had just did it and found out her baby had a heartbeat. I honestly think that was job speaking to her that day.

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  • Ireland

    2017-11-13 #11 Author

    Damn that crazy

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  • Roro

    2017-11-13 #12 Author

    Wow that’s crazy nothing but God 🙏🏾

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  • Leeah Love

    2017-11-13 #13 Author

    This Is Kinda What’s Happened To Me The doctors Told Me It’s Was A 98% Chance That My Daughter Wouldn’t Make It Because They Said She Was Placed Wrong But They We’re Wrong and For That’s i Now a Have A Beautiful 4 Month Old Daughter

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  • Tyrell

    2017-11-14 #14 Author

    This happen to us , God is Great !!

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  • Christiana

    2017-11-14 #15 Author

    That’s insane, I’m glad she asked her doctors to check the baby again 😱

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  • chyna brown

    2017-11-14 #16 Author

    It’s unfortunate that so many doctors are doing this lately but on the bright side there is newer knowledge to prevent this from happening.

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  • Amaya lynn

    2017-11-14 #17 Author

    Wow this is insane !!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Kayla

    2017-11-14 #18 Author

    Wow that’s crazy

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  • Princess simpson

    2017-11-14 #19 Author

    That’s so crazy , I know all type of different feelings was going through her head

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  • Elizabeth

    2017-11-14 #20 Author

    This is insane, that good she ask Th doctor

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  • Brianna

    2017-11-14 #21 Author

    That’s Really A True Blessing 🙏🏽🙏🏽🙏🏽

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  • Cinna

    2017-11-14 #22 Author

    This is why you always follow your mommy instincts!!!

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  • Ashlee

    2017-11-14 #23 Author

    Very interesting that the doctors couldn’t tell in earlier stages

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  • Chanice

    2017-11-14 #24 Author

    Wow good thing they double checked. That’s crazy.

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  • Jaunell

    2017-11-14 #25 Author

    That’s really crazy and to think that’s she was going to do a procedure good thing she asked for a second opinion and now she blessed with a child I’m happy for her Glad she made the choice she did Congratulations ✨🙏🙌

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  • Tanesha

    2017-11-14 #26 Author

    This happen to me with my first child. Who came out perfectly fine☺️

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  • Sakila Green

    2017-11-14 #27 Author

    Wow!!!!!!!!!!!!

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  • Das

    2017-11-14 #28 Author

    That Is Ridiculous😱

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  • Keahzay

    2017-11-14 #29 Author

    Omg I’m glad her doctor checked again

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  • Angelika

    2017-11-14 #30 Author

    That is so crazy. I’d be so pissed but so happy at the same time!

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  • Sherrita

    2017-11-15 #31 Author

    That’s why you should always get a second opinion I’m afraid this might of happened to me before too.

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  • Kerstein Shurelds

    2017-11-15 #32 Author

    Smh , this proves a mother’s intuition !

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  • Dariana Jorge

    2017-11-15 #33 Author

    Wow i feel bad for the mother, such a horrible experience, thank god she asked for another ultrasound

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  • Brian Benjamin

    2017-11-15 #34 Author

    So very sad. How can they mistaken this

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  • Dayna Horsford

    2017-11-15 #35 Author

    This is so sad….Could imagine how she felt

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  • Haaniyyah

    2017-11-15 #36 Author

    I’ve experienced such horrible experience when my ob wrongly diagnosed my unborn baby with an absence of right kidney. Thank God i took more exams and lots of ultrasound and found out my baby’s healthy ang kicking.

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  • allie

    2017-11-15 #37 Author

    a mother’s worst fear ! so sad

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  • Mia Fahnbulleh

    2017-11-15 #38 Author

    I remember this happened to me at my 12 week appointment I was terrified !

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  • Alicha

    2017-11-15 #39 Author

    Crazy! Same thing happened to me

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  • Tysheka

    2017-11-15 #40 Author

    I feel so bad for the mom. This is exactly why doctors should pay very close attention when doing ultrasounds or listening to babies heartbeats

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  • Kenterica wilson

    2017-11-15 #41 Author

    Wow this is unbelievable

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  • Miranda

    2017-11-15 #42 Author

    Wow thats crazy! I would have stood for that!

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  • Tamara

    2017-11-15 #43 Author

    I’m glad they double checked, that would’ve been devastating

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  • Kimberly henderson

    2017-11-15 #44 Author

    Thank god the baby was ok but i still feel like they shouldve done a vaginal ultrasound.

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  • Natasha Stewart

    2017-11-15 #45 Author

    Wow very wrong of them to have mistaken this

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  • Juliet

    2017-11-15 #46 Author

    i would be so bad

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  • Carmel Council

    2017-11-16 #47 Author

    Very interesting 💕

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  • Flo

    2017-11-16 #48 Author

    wow so very sad

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  • Nikki

    2017-11-16 #49 Author

    Wow sometime the doctors could always be wrong so glad they did a double check😘

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  • Aramis Kent

    2017-11-16 #50 Author

    Wow unbelievable

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  • Ciara Rawls

    2017-11-16 #51 Author

    Wow that’s crazy

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  • Tanette

    2017-11-16 #52 Author

    I can’t imagine how this mom must’ve felt. Thank goodness she asked to see again.

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  • Mariah

    2017-11-16 #53 Author

    OMG I’m glad they checked to see if the baby was alive before her miscarriage so happy the baby is okay.

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  • Tonya

    2017-11-16 #54 Author

    About the heartbeat , I have been through a similar situation and was told that my babies heart WAS beating and it actually really was not beating . They basically got my own heartbeat on the Doppler thinking that it was my baby’s heartbeat smh . 2 days later I passed through with my miscarriage 😢

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  • Myia Hutchings

    2017-11-16 #55 Author

    how can you miss something like his though, that’s crazy!!!!!

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  • Irene lising

    2017-11-16 #56 Author

    Woah this is so crazy

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  • Kyneshia Bond

    2017-11-16 #57 Author

    I would not know what to do! That is crazy!!

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  • Vanecia

    2017-11-16 #58 Author

    Omg! So glad she asked for another sonogram!!

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  • Jazma Gage

    2017-11-16 #59 Author

    Wow this is crazy

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  • Maya stuart

    2017-11-16 #60 Author

    That’s crazy I would’ve gone crazy

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  • Jane Nangan

    2017-11-17 #61 Author

    This is so amazing that the baby was alive. God is good all the time. He will do everything just to make us happy with our child. This is a blessing to a parents that they would treasure forever.

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  • joy

    2017-11-17 #62 Author

    It was similar to me. When the doctor said the heartbeat of my baby was weak, im so sad at that time.

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  • Alejandra

    2017-11-17 #63 Author

    I went through the same thing but now I have my beautiful daughter whom I love and I thank God blessings and good luck

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  • Keyara

    2017-11-17 #64 Author

    I would of been devasted and overwhelmed with joy at the same time

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  • Deidrea

    2017-11-17 #65 Author

    I’m glad they found out before everything happened I can only imagine what was going through her head

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  • Tamra

    2017-11-17 #66 Author

    That’s weird… But glad it turned out for the better

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  • Maryeah

    2017-11-17 #67 Author

    Wow!! Truly a blessing!

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  • Zorria

    2017-11-18 #68 Author

    I would’ve been super mad. Like switch hospitals, doctors all that mad.

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  • Laquinta Marshall

    2017-11-18 #69 Author

    I had the same thing happen to me, turns out it was too early to even hear a heartbeat. Changed my doctor immediately

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  • Danyi Leila

    2017-11-18 #70 Author

    Wowww Crazyyyy🤭

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  • Janea Ross

    2017-11-19 #71 Author

    Doctors make mistakes but I’m glad the baby was still alive

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  • Ry’Anne

    2017-11-20 #72 Author

    That is crazy😐😐

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  • ADRIANNA McIntyre

    2017-11-20 #73 Author

    so SAD! & CRAZY!

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  • DeAngelo

    2017-11-20 #74 Author

    Oh my gosh! That’s crazy..

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  • Seatdra

    2017-11-20 #75 Author

    I would go crazy. This must of been one of thr scariest experiences.

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  • Anastasia

    2017-11-20 #76 Author

    That’s unbelievable

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  • Jessika

    2017-11-20 #77 Author

    So glad the baby was okay. i had similar experience

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  • Jessika

    2017-11-20 #78 Author

    So glad baby was okay. I had a similar experience

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  • Sheila

    2017-11-20 #79 Author

    Wow i would have so mad

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  • Kiddo Kannabis

    2017-11-20 #80 Author

    Woah that crazy that’s why I thank god ny kids are healthy

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  • Shakita Williams

    2017-11-20 #81 Author

    Wow. Thank god the a second scan was done. Human error, always ask for a second opinion.

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  • Laila

    2017-11-20 #82 Author

    So scary 😞 but glad everything was ok

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  • Maya Fairweather

    2017-11-20 #83 Author

    A mother knows best 😩

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  • Raneshia ezell

    2017-11-21 #84 Author

    A blessing from God

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  • Quenecia

    2017-11-21 #85 Author

    That’s crazy how could you miss something like that. This is really sad.

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  • Precious Morris

    2017-11-21 #86 Author

    that is horrible , they need to be sure with stuff like that.

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  • Tatyana Spratt

    2017-11-21 #87 Author

    Glad everything went well Thank God !

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  • Samantha Hawkins

    2017-11-21 #88 Author

    Wow , that is so scary and crazy!

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  • Nicole

    2017-11-22 #89 Author

    Wow imagine what would have happened if she didn’t ask for another ultrasound,so sad!!

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  • Latia jerido

    2017-11-22 #90 Author

    That’s crazy I wouldn’t know what I would have done if I was told no heartbeat then to find out my baby was alive

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  • Janysia rosario

    2017-11-22 #91 Author

    Wow god bless ❤️

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  • Kierra

    2017-11-22 #92 Author

    Glad everything turned out fine!!! Praises to GOD

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  • Martini

    2017-11-22 #93 Author

    Dang that’s crazy

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