This May Be the Craziest Switched-at-Birth Story Ever

Never doubt the power of a mother's instinct...

Sometimes it pays to listen to your gut -- especially when you suspect your newborn baby might not actually belong to you. In what's possibly the craziest switched-at-birth story ever -- not to mention every new mom's secret fear -- two women realized they had taken home each other’s babies after meeting each other randomly during a pediatric checkup, AFP reports.

Lorena Gerbeno and Veronica Tejada both gave birth to babies on September 30 at a hospital in San Juan, Argentina, according the news service. At some point, there was a mix up -- something both mothers reportedly suspected right away. Gerbeno delivered her daughter via c-section, but was later given a baby who, she was told, had been delivered breech. "I told them that could not be but they said I must have misunderstood," she said. "I never got any answers."

It wasn't until three weeks later, when Gerbeno randomly met Tejada during a checkup, that the women became convinced they had the wrong babies, AFP reports. Gerbeno alerted authorities, who had genetic testing done, which -- incredibly -- confirmed that the mothers did, in fact, have the wrong babies. 

Being exhausted, a little delirious and even confused post-giving birth is totally understandable. But even after all the craziness, a mother's instincts are not to be ignored. We're just glad for both families that this story has a happy ending.

Lesley Kennedy writes for's Online Shopping Report. Follow ShopAtHome on Twitter @shopathome and Lesley Google +.

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