The heartbreak of losing a baby has fuelled a toxic situation for two sisters, which culminated in one sister being arrested for theft.

A 27-year-old woman has explained how she and her partner were thrilled to discover they were pregnant last year. But at five months pregnant, she lost her baby – her precious daughter passing away in her arms only an hour after birth.

“God it still hurts, but we are getting help with our grief,” she explained on reddit.

Just four short weeks after the death of her baby girl, who she calls Angel, the woman’s sister announced she was pregnant.

“I was happy for them. My niece is due soon and my sister approached me and said ever since Covid hit, her and her husband have been struggling financially and she’s can’t afford bassinet and clothes and if she can use Angel’s things. I said no, as I am still not ready to let it go and I know one day I will but right now they serve as a comfort.

“My sister said she understood. We went back downstairs and I fell asleep. When I woke up, my sister was gone. I went upstairs and noticed that Angel’s door was half opened and went in and all her toys and bassinet and clothes were gone. I was hysterical and rang my partner and he came home from work and helped me to calm down and then reviewed the security tape and we clearly saw my sister walking out with our baby staff and putting it in her van and driving away.”

‘I had my sister arrested’

What happened next has triggered a soul-crushing family feud.

“I immediately called the police and my sister was arrested after we showed evidence. She claimed I said she could take them, but the audio on camera in Angel’s room said otherwise. My Angel’s stuff was returned. My parents said I had overreacted and that my sister’s pregnant and she doesn’t need this stress.

“Her husband said Angel has passed on and her stuff was going to waste and my niece needed it more. My partner got mad and said we should go no contact with them. I’m confused and hurt and wondering did I overreact?”

What a heartbreaking situation. What do you think she should have done? Let us know in the comments below. 

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  • Omg. Can’t believe how something like this can actually happen


  • That’s so awful! I bought all my baby stuff second hand it hardly cost anything.
    That would be heartbreaking but there Sisters so I hope they can work things out


  • It’s a great shame that the police had to be involved, but the greater shame rests solely with the pregnant sister – she was told plainly and simply ‘no, we’re not ready to pass on this stuff, you cannot have it’ and yet she took it. This is theft. Intentional theft. You thieve, you reap the consequences.
    The poor couple are grieving for the loss of their baby, they didnt need this callous behind their backs action. I’m so sorry for your loss.


  • What a horrible and sad situation.


  • I don’t think you are over reacting . You told her where you stand. The fact that she would turn around and steal from anyone let alone her sister is disgusting


  • I am appalled at the level of hurt this woman was prepared to inflict on her grieving sister – stealing things she wasn’t ready to get rid of yet.


  • Where does this entitlement come from. That’s so horrible.


  • Omg this is terrible. More heartbreak for an already broken mum


  • I’m sorry but that’s a very selfish thing her sister did by stealing Angel’s possessions. I’m sure her sister would have reacted the same way if it had happened to her. By stealing the baby items she has literally split the family. I’d never be able to trust her again.


  • OMG, this is crazy! I understand she should.not have done what she did but still getting her arrested was a bit too much.


  • What a selfish and heartless way to treat your sister after her traumatic loss! I would have given her the chance to return the items before involving the police but, at the end of the day, I would never have been able to forgive her ….


  • She did do the right thing!


  • She didn’t overreact, what the sister did was so wrong! The only thing that could have been done differently is trying to get the stuff back without involving the police.


  • She clearly said she wasn’t ready to let it go. Just because she doesn’t have a baby to put in the bassinet doesn’t mean her sister or anyone else can just take it.
    What would the pregnant sister have done if there was a baby? Take it and leave her sisters baby with nothing or find an alternative?
    The pregnant sister is in the wrong here 100%. And I truly feel for the sister who lost her baby, and one would hope that their parents would have also, but sadly it doesn’t seem so!


  • Grief makes you do things you wouldn’t normally do, but I think you did the right thing. It was clear you needed those things to help you grieve, she overstepped the line first. I think it’s great you called the police because I would have ripped her hair out


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