After Melissa Richman had endured a three hour C-section at Valley Hospital, a nurse brought a baby in for her to breastfeed, only for Richman to find out it wasn’t her child.
According to CBS2, 20 minutes later, a nurse came to take the baby away and revealed the terrible mistake. Richmond recalled the nurse saying, “‘I need you to give me the baby right now.’ She said, ‘There has been a terrible mistake. This isn’t your baby.’ I started going back and thinking, ‘Did I feed her the first time? Is this even my baby? How does something like this even happen?’”
Richman said she had called for her newborn to be brought to her around 4:30 am and she was given the wrong baby because a common safety protocol was ignored. No one checked the hospital-issued wristbands.