Mandy’s Choice: Having My Dead Husband’s Baby (Medical Documentary) | Real Stories


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  • Julie Raynor
    Julie Raynor  6 hours back

    I absolutely understand the desire for a child with a spouse who died. That doesn't make it the right thing to do- especially when you can't support yourself. To have a child post death- that was paid for by others is absolutely wrong!

    • Sandy Molina
      Sandy Molina  10 hours back

      very weird . Cousin got a trampstamp with his name and the chicks Dad acts like he wants to be Josh.

      • Debt Free - Be The Bank
        Debt Free - Be The Bank  12 hours back

        God Bless YOU

        • Diane Gamber
          Diane Gamber  16 hours back

          I think this was out of bounds. Very selfish on her part. Sorry.

          • Carrie Barker
            Carrie Barker  19 hours back

            Very sweet video, the baby is beautiful!!

            • smile 23
              smile 23  2 days back

              The dad daughter relationship was strangely close the making of the quilt with the underwear was weird but when she said that she could smell him on his clothes it got weirder

              • Mountain Girl
                Mountain Girl  2 days back

                I’m legit at the same hospital right now.😆 not sure when I’ll be out, but this is kinda weird. 🤷🏻‍♀️

                • Warrior 4Him2.0
                  Warrior 4Him2.0  2 days back


                  • Ashley M
                    Ashley M  3 days back

                    Gosh...that’s so hard. Especially hard for Josh’s family (mom and dad especially). I really hope for their sake (as they’ve been so selfless through that process)...that she really see’s that and gives them that same love, empathy, respect and selflessness in return. I think she really needs to include Josh’s mom who I can tell is crying out to feel included. That breaks my heart, for her.

                    I understand she’s grieving but my goodness, she made this choice to have her dead husbands baby...maybe wait until you’re not pregnant to start dating. For everyone’s sake.

                    I hope all is going well for the sake of both of these families. I really, really hope they’re all super close. I’m sure it’s what Josh would want.

                    It’s what I would want. I think that’s what anyone would want.

                    • M M
                      M M  3 days back

                      Like she said “ I wanted to finalize my journey with Josh.” Plans they would’ve had anyways.The dad was not being weird by saying “ My baby”. He was trying to help Mandy cope with her loss by being thete for her and giving her shots.When he said “ He’s hung.” He said THAT’S WHAT JOSH WOULD’VE SAID.Mandy is a young woman and everyone grieves differently. Same thing with the family getting tattooed. They loved this person tremendously and wanted him carried on through their tattoos.They’re not a strange family, but very loyal and living and involved. Maybe we from dysfunction can’t relate because they are so supportive of each other. Her getting another boyfriend may have been too soon, but everyone copes differently. There’s a lot of live for the new baby and when Kaven is older Josh’s mom will be glad that Mandy had him and carried on her son’s life.

                      • mindy belt
                        mindy belt  4 days back

                        I feel like it is awesome that this kind of thing can be done, and I can't help but feel like God blessed Mandy with this baby because He allowed her to have him! My problem with it is, I felt like Mandy and her family were obsessed with Josh! The baby part, I can understand, but all the other stuff, they were acting way too obsessed about him! I hope Josh's parents r allowed to have a close relationship with Mandy and her child because they need that, and this is their son's child too, even if he isn't here anymore!

                        • Sandra Correia
                          Sandra Correia  4 days back

                          The former mother-in-law says Mandy has a current boyfriend. Totally her life/business, if true but I wonder how he feels about all this? Or is he just a ‘hobby’? 😉

                          • Handling The Howard's
                            Handling The Howard's  4 days back

                            How could I be taken without his consent. When they're married? It's not like they were just dating.

                            • Barbara T
                              Barbara T  4 days back

                              Why is that mom talking about this in front of a CHILD.

                              • Sarah Kittrell
                                Sarah Kittrell  4 days back

                                Don’t judge unless you’ve been in this situation. If you have prayers to you.

                                • Sammies mom Sammie
                                  Sammies mom Sammie  4 days back

                                  Her parents and in-laws were so amassing and supportive what an awesome story, everyone handles there grief different, all these judgmental comments are really sad . Unless you've been in her shoes you have no right.

                                  • Q
                                    Q  4 days back

                                    This was not the first time this event. has taken place. My family was the first to have post mortem sperm produce an actual living child. In 1995, California, my brother tragically passed away. Along With his wife, whom he had planned on starting a family with later on in the year that he died, our family contacted Cappy Rothman who is in this video, and he extracted sperm from my brother 30 hours post mortem. 3 years later, my niece was born. You can read more. Google search ⏩ BRUCE VERNOFF

                                    • Connie Kelly
                                      Connie Kelly  5 days back

                                      My son died and had kids b4 his death and im blessed to have an amazing daughter in law that allows me to be in every part of their life she actully ask me to move in with them and i did best move i ever made so i pray this woman allows his family to be involved bc this is a strange situation not having the baby being strange but her family and how they are is strange.

                                      • Audreanna Smith
                                        Audreanna Smith  5 days back

                                        Her reading fertility for dummies says it all

                                        • SweeetestSiin
                                          SweeetestSiin  5 days back

                                          Crying for 2/3rds if the video 😭😭 such a touching and beautiful story ! ♥️♥️♥️

                                          • Uhhlaneuh
                                            Uhhlaneuh  5 days back

                                            “I think people like sperm” wtf? Hahahaha

                                            • Ufa Meansfuckyouinsamoan

                                              Not the lords work. Stealing sperm from a man who is dying and getting inseminated after his death? Abomination! And just rude!

                                              • wordvomit100
                                                wordvomit100  6 days back

                                                Ummmm the whole dynamic of this family is a little unsettling for some reason for me

                                                • Follower JC
                                                  Follower JC  6 days back

                                                  This girl seemed slightly delusional to be honest. At first she seemed to see her unborn child as a reincarnation of Josh. The baby was beautiful and healthy and I hope they all saw him as a completely different and unique person in his own right. I got the impression that the mother was used to getting her own way and a bit callous as she dumped her mother in law, who behaved which much dignity. The new boyfriend? So soon? Did she get a new boyfriend in order to make sure she has a financial provider....if I were him I might feel totally in second place to the baby and the constant reminder of Josh. I don’t think that relationship will last very long - but hopefully I am wrong!

                                                  • juicykdp85
                                                    juicykdp85  6 days back

                                                    This is sweet, touching, weird, and a little unsettling. I'm not sure how something can make you feel all these things in one documentary.

                                                    • Yaneiza Perez
                                                      Yaneiza Perez  7 days back


                                                      • Yaneiza Perez
                                                        Yaneiza Perez  7 days back

                                                        I totally understand her. She wanted a baby by Josh. It's just weird without his consent. Also life goes on. If she remarried she did it after he died. She can't dwell all her life. She has to continue and be happy so Josh's soul could move on.

                                                        • Luvknots78
                                                          Luvknots78  7 days back

                                                          I felt like everyone involved seemed a little immature.

                                                          • Loretta Sanchez
                                                            Loretta Sanchez  7 days back

                                                            What a beautiful baby boy!👍💙

                                                            • Pamela Laub
                                                              Pamela Laub  7 days back

                                                              I'm happy for her that her son pregnancy and her son's birth had no complications. If anything had gone wrong she would have been devastated for the second time. I pray she allows her son to know Josh's family even when she develops a serious relationship.

                                                              • gamer girl w w
                                                                gamer girl w w  1 weeks back

                                                                omg joshes favorite number is 23 and the baby was born on january 23rd

                                                              • John Valdivia
                                                                John Valdivia  1 weeks back

                                                                "We did it" sooooooo creepy . I'm glad I'm NOT the only one that thinks this way. 😶

                                                                • Judith STARR
                                                                  Judith STARR  1 weeks back

                                                                  People can be so cruel and mean

                                                                  • Emmanuel Uche
                                                                    Emmanuel Uche  1 weeks back

                                                                    Is because she love her husband that’s why she gona have that baby 👶

                                                                    • Emmanuel Uche
                                                                      Emmanuel Uche  1 weeks back

                                                                      Is good that she have her family to support her

                                                                      • Vanessasmartypantzz Smartypantzz

                                                                        Before the baby was even born i already knew everyone would be saying omg he lools just like josh!!!

                                                                        • Vanessasmartypantzz Smartypantzz

                                                                          Mandy seemed very extremely pampered by everyone

                                                                          • Ashley Joseph
                                                                            Ashley Joseph  1 weeks back

                                                                            awesome story!!! Every baby should be this loved!!!

                                                                            • amy schultz
                                                                              amy schultz  1 weeks back

                                                                              Considering the post below mine I will refrain from reading them . But my comment is as long as she can provide for the child and doesnt rely on government assistance then it's Nobody else's decision. And I wish her all the Good Luck in the world. I am adding to my comment that it is so nice to see that her whole family was so in Love with him, it's not often you see that.

                                                                              • citizen jane
                                                                                citizen jane  1 weeks back

                                                                                Becoming pregnant after your spouse has died is so selfish. Every child deserves the chance to know their father. Disgusting.

                                                                                • Tiffany Markins
                                                                                  Tiffany Markins  1 weeks back

                                                                                  Awww he cute

                                                                                  • Tiffany Markins
                                                                                    Tiffany Markins  1 weeks back

                                                                                    Thst good Josh would be happy

                                                                                    • Felicia Harris
                                                                                      Felicia Harris  1 weeks back

                                                                                      Everyone grieve in they on way and having this baby made her have hope that she can have a part of Josh with her. And this baby will be all the family baby because they all L❤️VE Josh and he touched they lives in his on special way.
                                                                                      Congrats on the baby and may he bring you the joy that you well deserve this baby will be L❤️VE.

                                                                                      • ceeann felds
                                                                                        ceeann felds  1 weeks back

                                                                                        I'm sorry, but i find this Mandy so immature. Her parent's obsession with Josh seems so unhealthy. My heart hurts mostly for Josh's mom.

                                                                                        • Debz foad
                                                                                          Debz foad  2 weeks back

                                                                                          i think joshes parants should have had more input. but there you go. i hope they have more say in babys life

                                                                                          • Melonie Brown
                                                                                            Melonie Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                            All of you with your hateful comments make me sick. Shame on you all!

                                                                                            • Melonie Brown
                                                                                              Melonie Brown  2 weeks back

                                                                                              I love this story. God bless you Mandy. So sorry for your loss hon I couldn’t imagine losing my husband 😪

                                                                                              • Kai Wong
                                                                                                Kai Wong  2 weeks back

                                                                                                Mandy's father's obsession with Mandy reminds me of Donald Trump's infatuation with his daughter Ivanka.