British mum separated from baby while Axarquia hospital insists on DNA test

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A BRITISH mother says an Axarquia hospital has refused to allow her to take her newborn baby home, and will hold her little daughter until DNA tests are completed, which could take weeks.
Stacie Cottle was staying at her mother’s flat in Torre del Mar when she went into labour early, she told the Daily Mail. The 27-year-old’s labour was so quick there was no time for an ambulance, so after a home delivery, the mum and baby, little girl Anzelika, went to Hospital Comarcal de la Axarquia in Velez-Malaga for a check up.
There, she claims she was treated with suspicion, with medical staff insisting on tests to ensure the child was hers. An examination confirmed Ms Cottle had given birth, but now, more than two weeks later, she is still waiting for the return of a DNA test result to show Anzelika is her child.
The British newspaper says the hospital cannot say how long the results will take, and meanwhile Ms Cottle says: “It is the worst thing I could ever have imagined. All I want is to be with my daughter.”
Ms Cottle continues to stay on the ward at the hospital while her nightmare continues, her mother caring for her other daughter.
A hospital spokesperson told the Mail that a paediatrician had believed the precautionary tests were necessary. Ms Cottle said: “Everyone treats me like a baby thief. They are calling me a criminal.”

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