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This is the most shocking video I have ever seen - teen gives birth walking along pavement and leaves it

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Iceflower Wed 24-Oct-12 08:38:12

http://www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2221988/Shocking-CCTV-appears-mother-giving-birth-walks-street.html

shock shock

Iceflower Wed 24-Oct-12 08:40:14

I'm in such a shock I don't know what to say sad angry shock.

I know the passers-by were probably right not to move the baby, but surely they could have laid something warm over him? God knows how long it took for the emergency services to arrive.

MikeLitorisBites Wed 24-Oct-12 08:49:45

There's no way she gave birth in the st. The cord would still be attached.

overmydeadbody Wed 24-Oct-12 09:14:40

That is awful.

Clearly the baby was already born, she didn't give birth on the street, and I buess it was planned to 'loose' the baby somewhere.

Poor thing.

overmydeadbody Wed 24-Oct-12 09:16:45

The article says the cord was already tied.

How sad for the mother sad Her life muist be horrible if she has to drop her baby in the street while flanked by her parents.

Wetthemogwai Wed 24-Oct-12 09:27:05

Why on earth did no one think to pick the baby up?! Surely your first instinct would be to put a blanket round it and pick it up off the floor?

SoupDragon Wed 24-Oct-12 09:31:39

But hospital staff said the newborn was found with her umbilical cord tied up, which suggested it had been born earlier.

She did not give birth in the street, they dumped the baby IMO.

Iggly Wed 24-Oct-12 09:37:20

1) it's the DM
2) it's a stupid and misleading headline
3) poor baby sad

SmellsLikeTeenStrop Wed 24-Oct-12 16:35:10

It took ages before somebody picked her up sad

D0G Wed 24-Oct-12 16:38:24

Message withdrawn at poster's request.

griphook Wed 24-Oct-12 17:59:02

Why were they so callous as not to pick the baby up. It moved around a bot so was obviously stressed!

Maybe they were concerned that, having been dropped onto a hard pavement, there might be injuries to the baby that could be exacerbated by moving it - such as a spinal injury. There could be an undisplaced spinal fracture that could displace if the baby wasn't moved carefully, causing paralysis, for example.

Obviously I don't know what, if any, injuries the baby had suffered, but the general advice is that members of the public should not move a casualty unless the casualty is in imminent danger - ie if they are choking and you need to move them to clear their airway, or if they are in a hazardous situation and need to be moved for their own safety.

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