Phantom pregnancy: Man prepares for birth of quintuplets but discovers girlfriend faked pregnancy

Phantom pregnancy: Man prepares for birth of quintuplets but discovers girlfriend faked pregnancy

- Paul Servat's girlfriend told him they were expecting quintuplets

- His family and local community made donations to help them prepare for the babies

- On the day of "delivery," doctors informed him that his girlfriend had faked the pregnancy

A man and his girlfriend spent nine months preparing for the arrival of their quintuplets but doctors informed him that she had faked the entire pregnancy.

Canadian Paul Servat was happy when his girlfriend, Barbara Bienvenue, told him that she was pregnant just two months into their relationship in 2014.

The news became even better when Barbara said she was expecting quintuplets.

Paul and his girlfriend Barbara. Photo: liftable.com

Paul and his girlfriend Barbara. Photo: liftable.com

Paul's parents and local community shared in his excitement. They even donated baby items to help the new family prepare for their bundles of joy.

These included five baby cribs, clothes and toys. Sadly, they were never put to use because the babies never arrived.

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The local community donated baby items, including baby cribs, but the babies never arrived. Photo: liftable.com

The local community donated baby items, including baby cribs, but the babies never arrived. Photo: liftable.com

On the day Barbara "went into labour," Paul took her to the hospital. However, doctors conducted a blood test and informed him that Barbara was never pregnant in the first place.

This is because she had faked the entire pregnancy. She was subsequently put on psychiatric evaluation.

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In an interview, a distraught Paul said:

I lost everything, it was my whole life. I’ll return all these things to people who sent them or give them (away). I’m a good person and I have nothing to do with these lies.

According to liftable.com, Barbara suffered from pseudocyesis. She falsely believed she was pregnant to the point that she experienced morning sickness, lactation, and abdominal swelling.

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Source: Briefly.co.za

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