dailymail.co.uk / By MATT ROPER / 9 January 2014 09:24 GMT
A father has accused a doctor of stealing the baby from his wife’s womb after she awoke from a C-section to be told her pregnancy had been ‘imaginary’, it was reported today.
Brazilian Claudia Aparecida Lopes, 30, claimed she attended all her pre-natal appointments and even had two ultra-sound scans.
The last scan, at nine months, even showed the baby was in a breech position and needed to be delivered by caesarean, her family said.
Ms Lopes husband, Alexandro Donizete Alves, 23, who reported the case to police, told Brazil’s G1 website he is ‘indignant’ and needs to know what really happened to his son, who would be the couple’s third child.
He said: ‘My wife did a pregnancy test at the chemist and it was positive. So we made a doctor’s appointment, and he confirmed the pregnancy, even telling us it was a boy.
‘We paid for pre-natal treatment and even went for ultrasound scans.