Baby Trap

What is a baby trap?

When one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy

A baby trap is when one member of a relationship misleads the other and causes a pregnancy, without the misled partner's consent. Usually, the goal of a baby trap is to keep the misled partner from leaving or ending a relationship, because they're now responsible for a child.

Men and women can both spring baby traps, by lying about measures they took (or said they'd take) to prevent pregnancy. In both cases, a baby trap is a terrible, possibly traumatic idea, and likely won't solve anything.


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The beginning of a baby trapping story on Reddit
The beginning of a baby trapping story on Reddit

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Updated May 20, 2022

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