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Babies Switched at Birth, Moms Meet By Chance 3 Weeks Later and Discover the Mistake!

Maria Lorena Gerbeno

Maria Lorena Gerbeno

Any parent can tell you those first few weeks home bonding with baby are crucial.

So imagine this: weeks of loving on your precious newborn for weeks and then realizing – at a pediatrician check-up, of all places – that you have the wrong baby!

It happened last month in Argentina. As Yahoo reports, two babies were switched at birth and reunited with their moms only after a chance meeting at the doctor.

Maria Lorena Gerbeno, 37,  and Veronica Tejada both gave birth to baby girls on Sept. 30 in San Juan. Gerbeno noticed conflicting weight information about her daughter. According to the NY Daily News,  Gerbeno, who already has two children, delivered her baby via C-section and was told the baby weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces. She was later handed her child and told the girl weighed 8 pounds, 4 ounces and had been a breech birth.

“I told them that could not be, but they said I must have misunderstood. I never got any answers,” she told Clarin.

Three weeks later she took her daughter back to the clinic for a check-up. Veronica Tejada was there at the same time. The women exchanged small talk and realized their daughters were born on the same day and that the birth weights of their respective kids matched up to the ounce.

“I spent three weeks with a baby that was not my daughter, but I gave her all my love and knew that the other mom would do the same,” Gerbeno told local station C5N.

Gerbeno made a criminal complaint and a judge ordered DNA testing, which last week confirmed that the children had been accidentally switched at birth. The Santa Cruz Sentinel reports that both moms are considering filing suit against the hospital.

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