Woman pregnant with wrong set of twins after clinic mix-up

By Michelle Kapusta,

A woman, who is three months into her pregnancy, just found out that she is pregnant with the wrong set of twins after a mix-up at an Italian fertility clinic.

According to AFP, the unnamed woman became pregnant with the twins of another couple after their embryos were mixed up at the Sandro Pertini Hospital in Rome.

Italian health officials have launched an investigation into how such a mistake could have happened.

The New York Daily News noted that local press reports indicate that someone on staff mixed up the embryos back in early December. Newspaper La Stampa said no one is sure at this time if any of the four other couples seeking fertility treatment have been affected by this.

One health official said that investigators would check to make sure the clinic did not violate and legal procedures. The official also said that the woman learning of the mistake only after she was three-months pregnant is a concern.

Health authorities in Rome became aware of the mix-up late last month.



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