PERFORMANCE: For two weeks a pregnant woman was led to believe her unborn baby had died, before eventually being told a mistake had been made and her child was alive and well.

Chelsea Muff grieved for her “lost baby” for a fortnight after Bradford Royal Infirmary told her she had miscarried.

The 32-year-old was told the news after having an ultrasound scan.

However, Ms Muff returned to the hospital two weeks later and requested a second scan, which showed that her baby was indeed still alive. She is now four months pregnant.

The mother of two told Bradford’s Telegraph & Argus newspaper: “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.”

“I chose to wait. If I had taken the tablet I could have terminated my baby and never have known,” she said.

A spokesman for Bradford Teaching Hospitals NHS Foundation Trust said: “We sympathise with Ms 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.”