By Euro Weekly News Media • 10 July 2015 • 14:38
BRITISH mum Stacie Cottle who went into early labour at her mother’s apartment in an Axarquia village and had to wait for DNA tests to prove the baby was hers is now facing another obstacle to go back to her home country.The new mum told the Daily Mail that she may still have to stay in Spain for up to a year, after the doctors seized her baby as they were suspicious she was the mother, due to the 10-day deadline she missed to register her baby daughter as a British citizen at the British Consulate.She is expected to obtain a copy of the baby’s Spanish birth certificate which would allow her to begin paperwork to receive a British passport.“I don’t know how long it will take. I’m so happy to have her back with me and she is wonderful but now I really just want to get her home,” she said: “I have had enough of Spain.”The woman was spending holiday time at her mother’s apartment in Arenas, when she went into labour early and attended the Axarquia hospital the day after for a check-up. The doctors were suspicious, as home births in Spain are a rare occurrence, and insisted baby Anzelika had to stay at the hospital until DNA tests were performed to prove Stacie was the mother.The woman was only allowed to see her newborn every three hours to breastfeed her.Miss Cottle is now considering pursuing legal action against the hospital.
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