Stella Pirko and Anthony Meyers had already lost their daughter, stillborn at 28 weeks. However, it was the events that followed that have prevented the couple from knowing what truly happened and added to their pain.
In October last year, Stella was forced to terminate her pregnancy due to their daughter, Krystal Rose’s enlarged bladder.
To find out what caused the condition, the Sydney couple had requested Liverpool Hospital to carry out an autopsy and genetic testing, Nine News reports.
Their request was never carried out, and a series of mistakes meant their daughter was cremated without an autopsy days later.
“We trusted them to do their jobs – to find out what happened to our baby. We cannot fathom how this happened,” Stella told Nine News reporter Gabriella Rogers.
Krystal’s parents had been relying on the results of the testing to understand why she had an enlarged bladder.
Without this answer, Anthony explained, the couple is wary of a second pregnancy.
"Now we're stuck five months after the baby has been delivered, we don't have answers," Anthony said.
"What is the chance if we fall pregnant again, this going to happen to us again?"
Krystal's bladder problem was detected during a scan halfway through Stella's pregnancy.