After 21-day agony, British mum can take baby home from Axarquia hospital

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BRITISH mother Stacie Cottle has finally been able to take her newborn baby Anzelika home after an Axarquia hospital obtained DNA results that proved the child is hers.
The 27-year-old mother gave birth earlier than expected at her mother’s apartment in Arenas and went for a check up afterwards at the Hospital Comarcal in Velez-Malaga.
Upon her arrival, doctors were suspicious and insisted on testing the baby to ensure she was the mother, and Ms Cottle was not allowed to take Anzelika home.
Today, 21 days after this young mum’s nightmare begun, the DNA tests have finally certified that Anzelika is the biological daughter of Ms Cottle.
“I am really happy and content, but at the same time sad for everything my mum and I have had to go through,” she told Spanish daily SUR. “They treated me like I was a criminal, as though I had stolen my own daughter.”
The young woman was allowed to see her newborn every three hours to breastfeed her, but her mother and older three-year-old daughter were only allowed to see, but not hold the new member of their family.
“I think the hospital has committed a malpractice, we are considering taking legal action,” Ms Cottle said.
The next step in putting the nightmare behind her, the young mother said, was to go the UK embassy in Malaga to register her baby daughter as a British citizen so the family can return to London in the next few weeks.
Her mother, who arrived in Spain to search for a teaching position, is considering going back to England with her daughter.

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