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

(Newser) – 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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Oct 24, 2013 9:21 PM CDT
American health care ranks thirty eight in results on a wold basis two places above Cuba nice work you over educated morons.
Oct 24, 2013 9:13 PM CDT
Doctors and cops have a cocky confidence that can make them complete jackasses. We are just pest to them.
Oct 24, 2013 9:11 PM CDT
When my wife was in the hospital being delivered there was another lady they didn't know that delivered a girl on the same day. The parents met and talked at the maternity ward's baby viewing window and in a few days the babies were taken home. Over the years the families would occassionally pass and say "Hi" but no social activities. They lived far enough apart the kids went to different schools. Twenty years later my wife's father died and ten years after that the man's wife died. A few years went by and somehow the two (my wife's mother and the other girl's father) met again and went out on a date. As I'm sure you guessed, they got married and lived together another ten or fifteen years. So you could say that the birthing delivered two girls and eventually let to a marraige.