A soon-to-be father is very concerned about his wife’s feelings towards their unborn baby after one of the twins absorbed the other in the womb. In a Reddit post, the father revealed that at their 10-week scan, they learned for the first time that they were expecting twins.
As he continued, it was a huge surprise for them as they have been trying to conceive naturally for seven-plus years. And as a result, his wife was “ecstatic.
Expectant Mom Believes Unborn Baby Is a Serial Killer
Sadly, at another doctor’s appointment a few weeks later, only one heartbeat could be found. It was revealed that one of the twins had died and then was absorbed by the other twin that survived.
According to the husband, at first, his wife seemed fine after hearing the sad news. Then she started making twisted jokes about the baby that survived growing up to be a serial killer because “he already has 1 checked off”.
“Soon it was becoming clear that the idea our unborn fetus somehow murdered its twin intentionally was no longer a joke in my wife’s mind,” the concerned husband continued. “I tried explaining the fetus had passed on its own, it hadn’t been absorbed to death. This didn’t work so I asked our doctor, her gynecologist, her mother, her sister, and her dad to all try explaining it too but it was no use. She has fully convinced herself that our unborn child is a murderer.”
Now the soon-to-be father is at loss as to what to do next.
“I really don’t know what to do. My mom tells me she’ll go ‘back to normal’ when her pregnancy hormones drop but I am really concerned as I know the drop in hormones can actually make people even more unpredictable and I hate to say this about my wife, but dangerous. I don’t want to leave her. We’ve waited so long to be parents together and I know this isn’t my wife, she is just grieving. The multiple ultrasounds have put us badly in the negative after already being screwed over by COVID so we can’t afford therapy for a little while.”
He then asked if anyone had any advice for him.
“She’s reacting to trauma. Multiple miscarriages and infertility can result in PTSD, she should seek professional help or a support group. There is free therapy available, and specialized resources available for pregnant women. Many people do not know about these resources and assume they cannot afford it. Support groups are free,” a commenter shared.
“She doesn’t need it explained to her anymore. Shes heard the explanations and she doesn’t care,” another person added. “She needs a therapist to help her adjust to the fact she lost a child. Because that’s how it feels to her.”
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