Not first phantom pregnancy for Quebec woman, family says

Paul Servat and Barbara Bienvenue. (Via Facebook)

Paul Servat and Barbara Bienvenue. (Via Facebook)

Marie-Pier Gagne and Camille Laurin-Desjardins, QMI AGENCY

, Last Updated: 3:13 PM ET

MONTREAL ó Barbara Bienvenue, the Quebec woman who pretended to be pregnant with quintuplets, has done the same thing before, relatives and an ex-boyfriend tell QMI Agency.

Bienvenue, 37, is now in a psychiatric ward, but friends and family allege she previously posed as cancer patient and an expectant mother of twins.

Relatives told QMI they weren't surprised to hear that her Wednesday due date came and went with no babies.

Servat said he was led to believe for 34 weeks that Bienvenue was expecting quintuplets. He went to hospital with Bienvenue where a nurse said the woman was never pregnant.

"This isn't the first time she's done it," said a male relative who didn't want to be named for fear of reprisal. "But honestly, we never would have thought she was sick enough to do it again."

QMI spoke this week with Bienvenue's tearful boyfriend Paul Servat in Saint-Jean-sur-Richelieu, Que., south of Montreal.


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