Woman who didn’t know she was pregnant flushes her newborn baby down hospital toiletBy Mason White 12:04 PM April 30, 2014
|The newborn baby|
By: Sanvi Rizvi
A woman who freaked out about being a mother, flushed her newborn baby down a hospital toilet, police in China said.
Beijing Police said that the young woman panicked after giving birth to her surprise baby in the hospital bathroom and tried to flush away her newborn with the umbilical cord still attached.
The woman was taken to the hospital by a friend after she complained of stomach pains. However, while using one of the bathrooms of the hospital, she went into labor and gave birth in the toilet cubicle.
The woman claims that she genuinely did not realize that she was pregnant. However, some claim that she became pregnant of an extramarital affair, and kept her pregnancy secret from her family and friends.
While the woman was in the bathroom her friend heard a baby crying. Doctor Gao Yuwen, who was on duty when the incident occurred around 1:00 a.m., explained what happened next.
“I rushed to the scene, and found people gathered outside the bathroom. A woman was frantically screaming at the door, asking the other woman inside to open the door,” Yuwen said. The doctor joined the crowd and tried to calm the distraught woman, who refused to open the door.
A security guard was finally called to the scene to break down the door, and everyone was astonished to see that the baby was immersed in the toilet and crying loudly. Hospital staff quickly took the baby out of the toilet bowl.
Surprisingly, no one was injured in the incident. At least four couples have already offered to adopt the child, but the woman is fighting to retain custody of her baby.