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Woman's 'phantom' quintuplets pregnancy shocks boyfriend

Woman's 'Phantom' Quintuplets Pregnancy Shocks Boyfriend

A 37-year-old Canadian woman convinced not only her boyfriend, but also her entire town that she was pregnant with quintuplets ... for 34 weeks!

But mother-to-be Barbara Bienvenue actually wasn't. And nobody knew until she went to the hospital to "deliver."

CTV reports the boyfriend, 35-year-old Paul Servat, is devastated.

"The woman had told her boyfriend she was pregnant about a month after they met on an online dating site. At first, she said she was expecting twins. Then it changed to triplets and then quadruplets."

So, what happened? Bienvenue may have even tricked herself. WebMD explains false pregnancies can have all the signs of a real pregnancy, just without the fetus. This includes a swollen stomach, missed periods and possible milk production.

But friends and family have said Bienvenue has pulled stunts like this in the past, once posing as a cancer patient, and another when she lied about having twins.

WRTV explains "We learned the woman is receiving psychiatric care and her boyfriend is returning all the presents for the babies he could not wait to meet."

Servat has been open that he's heartbroken, noting he even got to pick out his fictitious children's names.

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CHE FAI ANGELICA March 25 2014 at 2:43 PM

Wouldnt you have asked to see a sonogram photo?

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tcdesalvo March 25 2014 at 7:35 PM

kick it to the curb before you're stuck with it

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cecropio March 25 2014 at 2:59 PM

Sounds like my daughter who got this condition from her biological mother. Makes up stories for attention then has to eat her words when the real truth comes out. Didn't know there were people like this when I married her mother who was never diagnosed. Mother is dead now. Died over drinking and drugging which she always did during 4 yr marriage and after I divorced and took custody of daughter. Got my daughter checked as she started doing same behaviors at puberty even though mother chose never to visit her so there was no learned behavior. Doctors said it was genetic and now she takes meds that keeps her stories straight. There is help for this condition. First they said Manic Depressive disorder, then they said Bi-polar. Whatever it is they can fix her with right doctor and medication. So don't hate her, rather get her help and she will be ok. But her daughters, my granddaughters, may get it and at puberty we will find out and once again get them the help they need.

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Bev March 25 2014 at 7:33 PM

I feel bad for the guy. This chick should be jailed. To lie about having not one, but five babies, is inconceivable! What about a sonogram? Wasn't one administered? What about her size? Even though she is heavy, the appearance of five eventual babies, would not leave much to the imagination. I would hope that they also returned the money, which was received from the unsuspecting public. Anothe scam in the making...... Tsk, tsk.

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TEXVOODOO2 March 25 2014 at 7:07 PM

My advice for this man: Get as far away from this psycho woman as humanly possible. File a restraining order if need be. You will have nothing but a life of misery with her.

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wbike133 March 25 2014 at 4:05 PM

run , don't walk away from this women

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BlondyDee March 25 2014 at 4:07 PM

wow this must hit him hard with news of expecting then not to expect didn't he knew or went with her to see the status of the babies if they were babies or not by going to the obgyn just a huge story i hope he moves on and i hope she gets help......soon before she goes insane....

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tinkerbeltime March 25 2014 at 6:47 PM

Wow she really needs help..... will b praying for her.

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hatpillbill March 25 2014 at 5:49 PM

Met on line and one month later she told him she was pregnant

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jasnajanko801 March 25 2014 at 5:49 PM

Geez, no wonder she fooled him for 34 weeks. What? He wasn't interested in seeing the damn ultrasound pictures, or even better: going with her to a damn gyno and watch his unborn "babies" on the screen? Yep, he deserves it. I think they're both f***ing nuts.

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rlmcanoe jasnajanko801 March 25 2014 at 6:11 PM

there is something wrong, but I did not bring my husband to the doctor office visits either, back when I had children 27 years ago, I did not even let him in the delivery room. but this girl is definitely a nut.

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jasnajanko801 rlmcanoe March 25 2014 at 6:20 PM

rlmcanoe....ok, that's you. 27 yrs ago. We are talking about today, and a different person who obviously had a reason not to bring her BF to a "doctor's visit". Get it?

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