This is the moment a crying young mum explains how she ended up taking someone else’ s baby home from the hospital after staff mixed up two babies.
New mum Siti Suriani Wahiddin, aged 23, posted a video on Facebook where she sobbed as she explained that the hospital in the Malaysian city of Shah Alam had sent her home with the wrong child after she gave birth last Friday (11th June).
Both mums who said they had already bonded with their children and were traumatised as a result are now planning to take legal action against the hospital.
During the shocking video, Siti shows viewers the baby’s tag which says the little boy’s mother is ‘Dianah Hanani’ and that he was born the day before she gave birth.
Siti went on to explain that she suspected something was wrong when the nurse brought ‘her’ baby to her before she was discharged from the hospital.
She explained that the baby boy appeared to be lighter with slightly different facial features but she pushed her doubts to one side as the baby had been put in a cot that was clearly marked with his name.
When she checked the baby’s tag and realised what had happened she immediately contacted the hospital.
She told local news site Harian Metro: “My heart sank when the hospital confirmed that my baby was swapped with someone else.”
In the video which has now been liked 65,000 times and received 71,000 comments, the distressed mum said: “This is not a drama, this is reality.”
She added: “Before this, I’ve only seen dramas about children being switched at birth but it really happened to me.”
The hospital contacted Diana Hanani Abdullah who confirmed that she had Siti ‘s baby and Siti had hers.
Diana said: “I only found out that the children were swapped when the hospital contacted me last night (12th June).”
She added: ” I was very surprised and asked my husband to search for the baby’s hospital tag that was already thrown out in the trash can and found that it had Siti Suriani’s name.”
The couple met at the hospital where the mix up occurred and exchange babies.
Diana said: “The baby exchanging process was very emotional as we already loved the child that we took care of as if it were our own.”
The news site World of Buzz reports that both mothers were in floods of tears as they exchanged the newborn boys.
Both couples are planning to take legal action against the hospital as a result of the mix-up.
Harian Metro claims that it has contacted the private hospital where the incident took place but a spokesperson claimed the mix-up allegations were false.