A 37-year-old woman in Florida gave birth in a motel bathtub before cutting the umbilical cord with her teeth.
A 37-year-old woman in Florida gave birth in a motel bathtub before cutting the umbilical cord with her teeth. She was on a 24 hour crack cocaine binge at the time.
She had just found out that she was seven months pregnant, and she started to go into labor while alone in the motel room and on drugs.
Then she got into the bathtub and gave birth to a premature baby boy. Soon after, the newborn stopped breathing.
The woman called her boyfriend, and told him to hurry up and come back from the errands he was running. When he didn’t show up, she finally called 911.
It was later discovered that the boyfriend and father was pulled over while rushing to get back to the motel, and he was arrested for previous attempted murder and domestic abuse charges from when he was living in Colorado.
The couple’s 11-month-old son was with the boyfriend when he was arrested, and has been put into foster care.
The mother was also arrested for child neglect because she failed to call medical professionals right away after going into labor.
The infant is now in critical condition after being airlifted from Munroe Regional Medical Center in Ocala to University of Florida Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville, Florida.