A family in Mombasa is in great shock after a family member's eight-month pregnancy turned out to be false

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A young couple, Loureen Awuor, 23, and her husband, Ken Murimi, 29, have been waiting for a baby for eight good months only for them to be told there was no pregnancy.

Awuor like any other pregnant mother was attending for antenatal services at Utange Medical Centre in Mombasa. Health workers at the facility kept on assuring her that her foetus was safe, in the right position with the right weight

The family and its close friends could not hide their joy when they learnt of this pregnancy, especially after it was confirmed at Utange Medical Centre.

Medics were also giving her essential drugs and supplements recommended for expectant mothers.

“We were over the moon when we realised that we were expecting our firstborn. My stomach was so big that you would have thought I was carrying twins. Whenever I went for antenatal care, the medics at the facility assured me that the foetal heartbeat and weight were normal,” Awuor said as quoted by Daily Nation.

Things, however, changed on July 19 when her husband decided to her to a government facility, the Coast Provincial General Hospital (CPGH), for a scan after Utange Medical Centre had booked her for the same. 

The scan revealed the woman was not expectant at all.

“No remains of conception. Impression of a pseudo pregnancy. No adnexial mass seen; the cul-de-sac is clear. Conclusion, no remains of conception noted in relation to patient's history,” a medical form signed by CPGH’s sonographer seen by the Nation reads.

The couple is now asking the county administration to take action against the facility.