A pregnancy can be a life-changing moment for most women; however, in the land of soap operas, it can lead to a whole lot of trouble. At times, there is the age-old soap dilemma of paternity, and other times a pregnancy can lead to another popular daytime storyline: a baby switch. This often entails a horrible situation where our soap opera heroine is either given another baby, thinks her baby is dead, or at times, something even wackier can occur. Anything is possible in the land of daytime drama. Alas, here are the eight most scandalous soap opera baby switches.
8. Philip Kiriakis – Days of Our Lives
This baby switch storyline can be filed under the wacky category, and Days of Our Lives (DOOL) is known for its crazy storylines. In 1994, a younger Kate Roberts, infatuated by the power and influence of Victor Kiriakis, decided to marry the Greek tycoon and promised to give him an heir. Using in vitro fertilization, the couple believes they are on the road to parenthood. However, the always scheming Vivian Alamain, desperate for Victor’s affections as well, ended up taking the embryos and implanting them in her. Philip was born in February of 1995, and the truth eventually did come out, but not without Kate eventually losing Victor to Vivian. Not to mention stealing Kate’s own moment of giving birth to her own son.