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Two contenders for Malaga’s first baby of year

TWO NEWBORNS have tied for the position of first baby of the year at Malaga’s Materno Hospital.

The children, named Alvaro and Julia, were born within minutes of each other just past midnight on New Year’s Eve.

Their mothers, Rocio and Estrella, have since posed for photos together.

In November it was revealed five doctors in Malaga are under fire for allegedly failing a pregnant woman.

A judge has now told the Andalucian Health Service (SAS) the professionals could face civil liability claims after failing to spot a woman was pregnant until she went into labour.

The claimant, Carolina, allegedly visited doctors five times with stomach pain, eventually giving birth to twins on her final visit, without anyone diagnosing she was pregnant.

The mother is now suing the doctors for “medical negligence,” after she was hospitalised for a month for complications from childbirth.

Her two daughters are said to be well. Carolina first visited a Malaga health centre in June complaining of “severe leg pain, weight gain and that her period had stopped.”

Convinced she could not have children as she was obese, the woman was discharged from the centre before returning on August 1 for “severe abdominal pain.”

She was not given a pregnancy test despite going into labour in October.

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