Wife accused husband of cheating after incorrect diagnosis of newborn with STI

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    A furious wife accused her husband of cheating on her after a midwife wrongly diagnosed her newborn baby with an STI.

    Jenna Barnes was horrified after being told that her baby boy had tested positive for gonorrhoea from either herself or her husband.

    The bombshell left the 45-year-old questioning whether husband, Chris, had been unfaithful to her while she had been pregnant, before later being told the midwife had misread the results, Lancs Live reports.

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    The mum-of-four had taken baby Fletcher to hospital for a check up after becoming concerned when his eyes became "gunky and stuck together".

    After tests were conducted to find out the reason behind the issues Jenna claims a midwife delivered the false results that he had been diagnosed with the sexually transmitted infection.

    Panic-stricken Jenna says she was informed it would have been passed on from a parent before her son was born which left her suspicious that tribute rock band frontman Chris had been cheating on her while he was out on the road.

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    Jenna, from Manchester, knew she had definitely not been disloyal to her husband and confronted Chris about the situation.

    He also insisted that he had been faithful.

    Thankfully before the pair broke up or consulted divorce lawyers, a flustered midwife revealed they'd given Jenna the wrong results – and Fletcher did not have gonorrhoea.

    She discovered the little boy had a bacterial infection instead and he was treated with antibiotics and eye drops.

    Jenna, a lingerie and costume designer, said: "The midwife asked: 'Have you been tested?' and I said: 'For what?'

    "She told me: 'It’s coming up that your baby has gonorrhoea.' I was gobsmacked when she told me – I was lost for words.

    "I instantly started Googling the illness and knew having sex was the only way of contracting the disease.

    "Chris and I were relieved when we discovered it was an honest mistake, but in our heart of hearts we knew it was wrong."

    Luckily, Jenna already had a meeting with the same midwife later the day so it was only a few hours before she could query the midwife.

    "She said: 'Oh no I’m sorry, I read it out as positive instead of negative," Jenna said.

    "I was relieved and I wasn't angry at all, but that's because I'm the most laid back person, Chris and I both are.

    "Chris was also relieved and his whole tour bus had been teasing him about the saga."

    East Lancashire Hospitals NHS Trust said: "ELHT are extremely apologetic for the oversight, sharing the incorrect result primarily although promptly rectified.

    "We are glad mother and infant are both thriving and send them our best wishes for the future."


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