This is a bizarre and sad story.
A mother's fight to keep her husband ignorant that she has had a baby - who she wants to put up for adoption - has failed.
Judges refused to back 'a great lie'.
The woman, who did not know she was pregnant until she was six months gone, lives with her 'unpredictable and volatile' husband. She gave birth to a boy last year without her husband's knowledge.
The woman, who cannot be named, was appealing against an earlier decision which ruled the father must be told.
Lord Justice Thorpe told the Court of Appeal in London her attempt to keep her baby a secret was 'hopeless'.