Wednesday, July 30, 2014

8/14/86 Bizarre Birth in South Belt

A 12-year-old mother and baby are fine following a bizarre incident which occurred last Sunday morning in the South Belt area.

The 12-year-old mother, who was visiting from Arkansas, "unintentional" attempted to flush her newborn baby down the toilet after giving birth at approximately 4 a.m. Sunday.

Sgt. Mike Thomas of the Houston Juvenile Department said the mother flushed the toilet with the intention of disposing of the afterbirth and blood, not to harm the baby. 

Thomas said the mother said she did not realize she was pregnant until she gave birth.

Likewise, neither the girl's parents not her uncle, with whom she was staying with when she had the baby, knew of her pregnancy.

Thomas said the mother and the child were taken by Houston Fire Department paramedics, from Station 70, to Humana Hospital-Clear Leak where they were listed in stable condition.

Thomas said no charges with be pressed against the mother, and the future of the baby has not been decided.

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