We all know that age old story of a wife cheating on her husband, mistakenly becoming pregnant, pretending the kid is her husband’s, and ending up having a baby that is the spitting image of her next door neighbour. Strangely enough, nurses on Reddit are confirming that this actually happens – along with a lot of other cases of confusion in the delivery room…
1. Schrodinger’s baby
“I had one woman that refused to push when she was fully dilated. I asked everyone to get out of the room so I could do an examination and while we were alone asked her why she wasn’t wanting to push out the baby. She was afraid the baby was going to be black. Both her and her husband were white.” –MADDwife
2. It’s best to be prepared!
“When I went to the hospital in labor with my first child, the front desk stalled my husband with some paperwork while they took me up to the L&D floor. Since we’d pre-registered, we were a little confused. Once I was alone with a nurse, she asked very seriously if I wanted my husband to be allowed up or if there was someone else I wanted them to call. It was a small rural town and apparently “my husband isn’t the father” was common enough that they had a procedure in place.” –LininOhio
3. A balancing act
“I’ve had a few patients who had 2 potential baby daddys. One who was cheating on her husband and he didn’t know, but the boyfriend would come visit after the husband went home. And one who had 2 men with her in the delivery room waiting to see if the baby looked more like one or the other.” –FiftySixer
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