Faked pregnancies may seem like the stuff of Hollywood melodramas and beach reads, but they happen in real life more often than you might think. There are plenty of women who have faked being pregnant, whether they wanted to get back at an ex or were looking for money.
These crazy fake pregnancy stories have to be read to be believed. These women don't seem to know what pregnancy is really like – if they did, surely they wouldn't be pretending to carry triplets for 10 months, or disembowling a pet dog to fake a miscarriage. The craziest faked pregnancies even extended into fake childbirth.
Prepare yourself: these extreme fake pregnancies were motivated by everything from sheer pettiness to downright derangement. None of them are likely to inspire much sympathy for the people who pretended to have – or lose – a baby.
Anita Parker Disemboweled Her Dog To Fake A Miscarriage
Anita Parker committed a despicable act in May 2016. She had pretended to be pregnant in an attempt to get her estranged husband back, but soon realized there was no way she could stretch the ruse out forever. Parker disemboweled her pet chihuahua, Dolly, and smeared the dog's guts around in her bedroom to fake a miscarriage.
Parker was taken to the hospital, where the staff told her husband that she had never been pregnant. Soon after, he discovered the dog's body in the garage. Parker was charged with felony cruelty.
Leslie Wilfred Pretended To Carry Twins, Then Said They Were Stillborn
On November 10, 2008, Leslie Wilfred called her family from the hospital she was supposedly giving birth in to tell them the twins she was carrying had died. She said they had "taken one breath" before dying, and returned home with a pair of urns.
The whole family mourned the loss, but the babies had never existed at all. Wilfred's tubes had been tied prior to her marriage to her current husband. Experts later determined that the woman had Munchausen syndrome, a condition in which someone invents medical problems to gain attention and sympathy.
Yesenia Sesmas Faked A Pregnancy And Killed A Woman
A Texas woman named Yesenia Sesmas faked a pregnancy for several months before November 2016. That's when she traveled to Kansas, murdered a friend named Laura Abarca-Nogueda, and stole her newborn daughter. Thankfully, all the crime caught up with her very quickly; Sesmas was arrested a few days later, and the baby was returned to the victim's relatives.
A Woman Faked A Pregnancy, Then Returned The Surrogate Baby
In April 2017, an Italian woman decided to purchase another woman's baby, while simultaneously faking her own pregnancy with a false belly she bought online. There was one small hitch in her plan: the baby was biracial. Realizing that she would be unable to explain the baby's ethnicity to her family and friends, the woman handed the infant back after three days.
She wound up getting arrested. The baby's mother and a man who helped put together the baby-buying deal were also brought in.