2 New Moms Sent Home With Wrong Babies

Women in Argentina figured it out themselves after 3 weeks
By John Johnson,  Newser Staff
Posted Oct 24, 2013 3:43 PM CDT
Clinic Sends Home 2 New Moms With Wrong Babies

Two new mothers in Argentina would still be caring for the wrong infants if they hadn't acted on their suspicions. As it was, they took home the wrong babies and cared for them for three weeks thanks to a clinic mixup, reports AFP. The women gave birth on Sept. 30 at a private clinic in San Juan, and both say officials there dismissed their concerns that things didn't quite add up before they left for home.

“When my baby was born by C-section, they told me straight away it was a beautiful girl weighing (6.8 pounds), but when they gave her to me they said she weighed (8.4 pounds) and was a breech birth,” says one. “I told them that could not be, but they said I must have misunderstood." The truth came out when the women happened to meet at the clinic three weeks later for a checkup and swapped stories. When DNA tests confirmed their hunches, they swapped babies, too. Both are now considering lawsuits, reports the Digital Journal. (Click for another wild story involving a pregnant woman and a clinic, this one in Mexico.)

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