Do you ever find yourself watching ABC Family's Switched at Birth and wondering if babies ever get switched in real life? Because they most definitely do! Two Argentine mothers recently had their babies switcherood at the hospital, and only recently reunited with their actual children after realizing that the doctors had made a terrible mistake.
Maria Lorena Gerbeno and Veronica Tejada both gave birth to beautiful baby girls on September 30 at the Sanatorio Argentino clinic in San Juan. Maria's baby was delivered via C-section and weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces, but when she reunited with her kiddo after delivery, she was told that the little one weight 8 pounds, 4 ounces. Hmm, mysterious...
"I told them that could not be, but they said I must have misunderstood," she says. "I never got any answers."
Maria went home with someone else's baby, but returned to the clinic a few days later for a routine checkup, where she met Veronica. They realized that their children had been switched at birth, which lead Maria to file a criminal complaint and get judge-ordered DNA testing.
Once it was determined that the babies were indeed switched, the new moms reunited with their little ones. "I spent three weeks with a baby that was not my daughter," Maria says. "But I gave her all my love and knew that the other mom would do the same."
The clinic has admitted to their mistake, and both Maria and Veronica are considering legal action.
Source: New York Daily News