A woman with a headache during childbirth was left devastated after a photographer took a picture of her and her baby in a hospital.
It is thought the picture could have been used in a future legal case.
Sarah Browning, of Southport, New South Wales, said she was left frustrated after her GP suggested she get a headache medication.
“It was like a headache.
It was really hard,” Ms Browning said.
“I was very distressed and I was angry.”
Ms Brownings baby girl, now five, was born with a lump in the brain, which required the woman to have the baby examined at hospital.
She was left with permanent headaches, and spent about six weeks in hospital.
“The headache is very hard to explain.
It’s not just a headache but a lot of different things that can cause a headache,” Ms Wilson said.
It can also lead to other conditions such as dizziness and sleep apnea.
“You can also get dizziness which can lead to headaches and I have had some headaches in the past that I don’t really remember,” she said.
A spokesman for Australia’s National Health and Medical Research Council (NHMRC) said the image was taken after a nurse had examined Ms Browns child.
“We understand that the nurse in question was acting on advice from the doctor’s office and the GP and that the photo was not the intended use,” NHMRC said.
In a statement, the NHMRA said it would “look into the matter”.
Ms Brown’s case is unusual in that it happened at a maternity unit, not a hospital, the spokesman said.
The image is not available for publication on the NHMs Facebook page.