Mums reunited with babies switched at birth

Horrifying mistake comes to light after mums met by chance


Two mums have been reunited with their babies are they were mistakenly switched at birth in Argentina.


According to the Santa Cruz Sentinal, Lorena Gerbeno suspected something was wrong from the moment she was handed her baby girl. 


She said: “When my baby was born by C-section, they told me straight away it was a beautiful girl weighing 3.1 kilos but when they gave her to me they said she weighed 3.8 kilos and was a breech birth.

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


It wasn’t until Lorena was at the clinic for a checkup when she started talking to another mum, Veronica Tejada who gave birth on the same day, that she realised the terrible mistake.

After chatting, the mums realised that the birth weights of their babies matched up.

DNA Testing

Lorena, a lawyer, then ordered DNA testing – which found the babies had in fact, been switched.

The women then met to swap babies – and finally hug their own child for the first time.

The Truth

Lorena said:  “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.

“Thank God this nightmare is over.”

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