Woman accuses colleague of faking her pregnancy:
Most parents will never forget the moment they go for their first ultrasound, and they listen to their unborn child’s heartbeat for the very first time.
Many will carry the picture around for months, showing it off to family, friends and nearly anybody who will listen.
However, a scan picture has generated an extremely awkward work scenario for one woman, who is not convinced the picture her proud colleague showed her is real.
The woman has been placed on restricted duties at work and has been requesting time off for hospital appointments.
She’s senior to the woman in question, so she does not have any clue how to deal with the situation.
She also shared the story on the parenting website Mumsnet in a desperate bid to get advice.
She wrote: “So someone I work with has been saying they’re pregnant (in my line of work this means you placed straight on light duties).
“There was some confusion initially about dating and her saying she had a miscarriage then didn’t that was all a bit suspicious but no one said anything.
“She then stated last week she went for her 12-week scan and there was no baby to be found and she was to come back the next day for another scan.
“I messaged her on Facebook following the scan to ask how it went and she said great and sent me a picture of the ‘scan’.
“The scan had been pushed up to the top but had a date on of 2015.
“She has other children and I was a bit suspicious so I checked her previous Facebook photos and found it was the exact scan of her previous child.
“I’m actually higher up then her in rank in our job and as she’s still asking for time off for appts and amended duties, I feel as though I should go to the manager with this but at the same time, it’s really none of my business.
“It will all come out eventually regardless but I see my other colleagues picking up the slack and feel quite bad that it’s all potentially made up?
“Would you go to the manager or just leave it? This girl has quite a rep for lying about things… ”
She’s been inundated with replied from other parents offering advice on what to do.
Most have said she should just leave it, and the truth will come out in the end.
One woman wrote: “From what you’ve written, you don’t know for certain she is faking it, therefore, I would step back and say nothing. If your suspicions are true it will come out later but at this stage, it’s not for you to interfere even if suspicious. Your management should have a policy in place to prove pregnancy if a change of duties is required so early.”
Another wrote: “Could she be adopting or having a surrogate. Could one of her children or relatives be pregnant and she is planning to raise it? I thought work asked for a letter for pregnancy?”