Woman helps deliver her best friend’s baby without knowing her husband is the father

By , K24 Digital
On Thu, 18 Nov, 2021 13:15 | 2 mins read
Woman helping another woman deliver at home. PHOTO/COURTESY

A woman who helped deliver her best friend’s baby claimed that just days later – she discovered that her husband was the father of the child.  

Hailey Custer, 28, from Wickenburg, Arizona, said she was left heartbroken after finding out her husband of six years, Travis Bowling, 36, had allegedly cheated on her with her close pal.

The mother-of-four said after being there ‘every step of the way’ to support her unnamed best friend during the pregnancy and birth – including wearing the hospital’s ‘daddy wrist band’ – she was devastated when she spotted a birth defect on the baby’s neck that was identical to one her husband has. 

After confronting the pair about her suspicions that her partner had fathered the baby, she claimed her worst fears were confirmed – and she now alleges that Bowling had cheated on her with up to 30 women during their marriage. 

Despite the infidelity, Custer said she welcomed her friend into her home after she gave birth because she had ‘nowhere to go.’ She said: ‘I kept thinking of my kids, at the end of the day that is their blood sibling and I’m not going to be the one who causes harm to that child.’ 

Custer, who is a recovering drug addict, shared her story on TikTok and she quickly went viral – with one video gaining over 3.4million views.

She explained in one clip that she decided to get sober after she became pregnant with her child years earlier. And she wanted to help her friend, who was also an addict, do the same.

‘I had been forced to sober up because I found out I was pregnant,’ she explained.

‘When I found out my friend was using and she found out she was pregnant, I wanted to do what was right and make sure that she was safe and taken care of.’  

Custer, who works in administration, also opened up about the situation to Caters News, and she told them that she noticed her friend and her husband getting close, but didn’t think anything of it.

‘We are all charismatic people, so we all had that nature to be charismatic around each other and make jokes. I didn’t see anything there,’ she said. ‘I was very naïve so I just didn’t think it would be possible for someone to do that.’

She explained that she helped take her friend to doctors appointments, drove her to the hospital while she was in labour, and was right by her side when she gave birth. 

‘It was a beautiful experience for me at the end of the day, I will never forget that. I was just happy to be a part of that,’ she added on TikTok. 

She also told Caters, ‘In the hospital before I found out, I stepped into that father figure role. I was there for her every step of the way. Even in the hospital, I wore the daddy wrist band, when she got her epidural, she laid on me. I gave the baby her first bath.’