'Lawyer Up': Internet Uneasy as Woman Gets Pregnant After Threesome

The internet has drawn numerous parallels between a trio and The Handmaid's Tale, after a woman got pregnant after a threesome.

She posted their unusual situation to Reddit's Am I The A**hole forum, under username SaltyShock7210, as she revealed she was 24 weeks pregnant.

The 27-year-old revealed she conceived the baby with a 25-year-old named Jasper, following a threesome with him and his fiancée, Maddy.

She fell pregnant after the first time sleeping with the couple, and explained in an edit to the post that the trio had continued to have sex with each other after finding out about the baby.

The mom-to-be revealed that she was keeping the baby, but the announcement was a sensitive topic for Maddy, 23, who'd lost her own child with Jasper a year ago.

After the news of her pregnancy broke, she claimed she had to set a "few rules" for Maddy, who had demanded to have a say in naming the baby and be in the delivery room.

She explained: "She can't treat me as a surrogate because I'm not. This is Jasper and I's kid. She'll be the STEP-MOM, not the ADOPTIVE-MOM.

"She can't be in the delivery room, I'm only allowed to have two people there and I chose to had Jasper and my mom. She argued and she really tried to push it, she wanted me to have her a[nd] Jasper, I said no. She wanted me to have her and my mom then, I said no.

"I was clear that even if Jasper wasn't in the room with me, she wouldn't be allowed either way because I'm not comfortable.

"She can't take big decisions for our kid on her own, she can suggest and she can ask. But she can't take them unless is an emergency."

It seems the decision-making over the child's future came to a head when Maddy asked to pick the middle name.

The Redditor wrote: "Jasper asked if I had given any thought into our kids name, I said yes and gave him a list, I told them they can add some names to it and then we three could discuss them and chose one, Maddy told me she wanted to give them her dad's name as a middle name since it was special to her, I'll be honest, I don't like the idea because a family name (and a father's one) seems very personal, also I didn't liked it that she behaved like the decision was set since that's not our deal.

"Jasper didn't seemed that fond of the idea either so I told her that, while we could consider it and think about it, I wasn't sure."

She claims Maddy got upset and left, not before saying: "It wasn't fair that she wasn't allow to have or say anything without passing it through the 'mom police' because this was her child too. She can't be in the delivery room, she won't gave birth to them or have any legal rights and the least I could do is let her have the middle name."

The woman says she understands how hard it must be for Maddy, saying: "I'm having a child with her man after losing her own baby and she's not allowed to do anything without me or Jasper saying yes first and that maybe I should let her have it since middle's name doesn't matter anymore."

And she clarified: "Please, stop saying that Maddy is unhinged or crazy, neither of us planned this pregnancy nor is she traying to steal my baby."

The post, shared on Thursday, has blown up, amassing more than 15,000 upvotes and can be read here, as the expectant mom said in an edit the pregnancy wasn't planned.

But the situation has been met with unease by Redditors, who drew parallels with the popular book-turned-TV-series The Handmaid's Tale.

By Margaret Atwood, it tells the story of a dystopian future where women are raped and used as surrogates after the majority of the population becomes sterile.

The Handmaid's Tale was originally written in 1985, but interest in it surged following the election of Donald Trump and the discussion around women's reproductive rights. It was made into a TV series in 2017.

The show, which has been renewed for a fifth season, stars Elisabeth Moss as June, or Offred. The Handmaid's Tale has picked up a slew of Emmys in its run, including Outstanding Drama Series, and a number of Outstanding Lead, Guest and Supporting Actress awards for a few of the cast, including Moss.

Many Redditors took to the comments section to share their thoughts, including user Rowdy_Youth who warned: "Buckle up for the next 18 years."

Laziestmarxist thought: "Kinda wonder if the fiancée allowed a threesome for this very reason."

Very-similitude reckoned: "This woman is going to treat OP like the handmaid in her and Jasper's relationship until the end of time."

Malie127jade commented: "It may have been a trap and they purposefully got her pregnant, but maybe I'm just overthinking it."

While BeneficialName9863 said: "It's very Handmaid's Tale!"

SnooCookies10 advised: "NTA you should probably consult with a family lawyer because this woman is going to try and steal your baby."

Mara-wave17 reckoned: "NTA. 1. Either this is some crazy Handmaid's Tale situation as others are suggesting. 2. Or is it unlikely their relationship is going to last 18+ years anyway given they're looking outside their relationship before even being married while she's clearly going through some personal struggles. So there's absolutely no need to include her in anything regarding this child as it will just feed into her problems."

Although Ayjen76 pointed out: "And why shouldn't she, in a way. Three people had sex, and a baby resulted, that all three people will ultimately be significantly involved with. But only one of those three is being shut out. I can see why that would be really weird for her."

Newsweek reached out to SaltyShock7210 for comment.

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