When one partner misleads the other to cause a pregnancy
What would you do if an ex tried to baby trap you?
|HPT||Home pregnancy test|
|Preggo||A pregnant person|
|Baby bump||Protruding abdomen of a pregnant female|
|Gaslighting||Manipulating information to create doubt|
|Love bombing||Bombarding someone with acts of adoration|
|Love bomber||A person who uses excessive acts to secure a relationship|
|Stashing||Dating a person but unwilling to publicly acknowledge it|
|Anchor baby||A baby that helps its mother gain citizenship|
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.