Mother claims nurse brought wrong baby to hospital room in viral video


A now-viral video claiming to show the moment a nurse accidentally brought the wrong baby into a mother’s hospital room has sparked fear in thousands of viewers.

The video was posted to TikTok on Feb. 18 by Ashley Taylor (@ash_r_tay), who wrote, “This time in the hospital where they brought me the wrong baby.” So far, the post has amassed over 3.9 million views and over 196,000 likes, all while shedding light on a very real, albeit uncommon, phenomenon.

Fear unlocked.

Allison Brownfield

In the comments section of her post, Taylor explained that the confusion happened shortly after giving birth to her first child.

“They literally tried to give us the wrong baby,” read the clip’s text overlay.

In the video, a nurse can be seen wheeling a newborn baby to the entrance to Taylor’s bedroom. Meanwhile, Taylor grimaces at the camera before turning to look at the nurse, who appears to be providing Taylor with some sort of explanation. The video played with Kreepa’s song “Oh No” over the original audio.

Many viewers were quick to criticize the nurse, but Taylor came to her defense.

“The nurse was very nice about the confusion, it was an accident. I understand how things can happen. No one is perfect,” she said. “I was just worried about my baby.”

Although confusions are not common, they do happen. In July, a Tennessee couple said that shortly after giving birth to their child, a “panicked” nurse came to their room to “swap the baby they were holding with their real child.” Newsweek reported.

And in September, two Spanish families discovered their babies had been switched at birth 20 years earlier.

Writing for Verywell Family, registered nurse Chaunie Brusie said: ‘We have no real way of knowing the exact number of babies who are accidentally switched in hospital, no matter how brief the switch.

Brusie further explained that many hospitals may not track mix-ups, adding that if they do, these numbers can only be viewed internally.

As previously reported, Taylor’s video struck fear in many viewers and left other viewers feeling vindicated for their already present fears regarding these kinds of confusions.

“Fear unlocked,” wrote Allison Brownfield.

Over 11,000 TikTokers liked Brownfield’s comment in agreement.

β€œMe here looking at my six-month-old baby wondering if I brought home the right baby,” Bella said.

“I’m literally terrified of this. Unless it’s an emergency, I don’t want my baby to leave the room,” Jessica-Strand commented.

@Yolis0131 added, “Because of this my baby was never a second away from me or my husband. Baby was in my room the three days we stayed. My worst fear.”

Newsweek has contacted Ashley Taylor for comment.

A now-viral video claiming to show the moment a nurse accidentally brought the wrong baby into a mother’s hospital room has sparked fear in thousands of viewers.
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