Here’s a situation you never want to be in. Cheat on your husband, accidentally get pregnant, pretend the baby is your husband’s, go into labor, and deliver a baby that doesn’t look remotely like your husband, but strangely similar to your next door neighbor. Unfortunately, according to nurses on Reddit, this happens far more often than you would think. When it does, the dad’s reactions are always different. Read with us these sometimes hilarious, sometimes heartbreaking stories of the moment a father realizes his child isn’t his.
Busy During Deployment
Working with military medicine will show you the wonderful world of infidelity. One mother delivered her child a few months AFTER her husband returned from a 9 month deployment. The gentleman stood outside the room and waited until the delivery was finished so he could sign the paperwork. Oddly enough, under “Father” he signed it as “Unknown” and left. Over the next few hours 4 or 5 other Marines came up to pay her a visit. That was a really awkward night in the hospital. (Mollindo)
Happens All the Time
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 )
I remember when I used to work on the maternity wards (she was just a nurse not a midwife) that a baby was born that had black hair to two blonde parents. I was speaking to the father and this didn’t seem to phase him since both of his parents had black hair and he seemed well educated. She on the other hand, when the father left the room, obviously exhausted and slightly confused, said to the midwife “He has black hair! We’re both blonde, who has he been sleeping with? Can I have a maternity test? Do hospitals do that? (ThePigDot_26)