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I was swapped at birth but my mum realised and snuck through the hospital to find me despite staff saying I was not hers

I was swapped at birth but my mum realised and snuck through the hospital to find me despite staff saying I was not hers
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This woman claims she was minutes away from being switched at birth.

It was only her mother’s intuition and last-minute thoughts that kept her from growing up in a completely different family.

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Lola’s story left some people wondering if they were traded as babiesCredit: Tiktok / Lola Saba

Lola Saba, a photographer from San Jose, explained in a Tiktok, which has 11.1 million views, that as a baby she was almost left with the wrong mother.

She started by showing an article that, while a nurse on her deathbed, she admitted to swapping over 5,000 babies.

Lola said: “So true story, I got traded.

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“When my mother gave birth to me, they took me to do everything they did with babies when they were first born.

“When they got a baby it wasn’t me and my mum was like ‘that’s not my baby.

“She ended up leaving the hospital and they (hospital staff) were like ma’am, you don’t have your baby.”

Continuing to talk about her mother, Lola said, “She was like ‘Yeah I do’ and she left with me.”

About 28,000 babies are transferred to hospitals each year, either temporarily or permanently, out of four million births, according to Nicholas Webb of Talon Medical Limited, a San Antonio, Texas-based newborn identification bracelet.

Among the thousands of comments, most people were outraged that his mother was put in this position in the first place as they asked, “WHY IS THIS HAPPEN THO!??!?!”

While another thought it made sense to them, as they wrote: ‘I hope I got traded, that would make a lot of sense because my family is crazy.’

“It’s so wrong to do someone,” thought one.

Another thought a family having the wrong baby would have a butterfly effect as they thought, “That feeding caused a ton of divorces.”

“I feel like hospitals could easily mark babies so this doesn’t happen – with tamper evident bracelets, temporary tattoos or something,” another suggested as a solution to the terrifying problem.

While another person could recount their unique experience, sharing, “Wait, the same story happened to me, I almost got traded too,”

Thousands of babies are switched at birth in the United States

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Thousands of babies are switched at birth in the United StatesCredit: Getty – Contributor
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Lola ‘almost swapped her baby’ in her Tiktok bioCredit: Tiktok / Lola Saba

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