Childbirth is scary and emotional at the best of times — let alone when there's confusion over paternity.
The nurses and doctors of Reddit are sharing stories of what happens when a baby is clearly
A hospital where I was a Med student had a baby born with Hydrops, which is where a baby gets two bad copies of a red blood cell gene, one from each parent. Baby died shortly after birth. Parents came in for genetic counselling and testing revealed the woman’s husband did not carry the alpha thalassaemia gene.
The couple asked what was the chance another baby of theirs would have this condition the doctors were honest and told them “zero percent”. They left it at that. - inityowinit
A nurse friend of mine told me about helping with a vasectomy when the Doctor saw that the patient, a married father of two children was clearly infertile and would have been all his life. Due to the man taking Valium before the local anisthetic the Dr made the guy come back for a follow up where he had to explain the mans medical condition to him. No idea what the fall out was. - patfreebird