Premature Babies

New Mom Brings Premature Baby To Hospital in A Bucket

A mother, who didn’t even know she was pregnant, took her premature new born baby to the Hospital in a bucket on Friday night.

It is understood the 34-year-old had not realized she was pregnant until she went to the toilet. She arrived at the hospital with the baby and its placenta in a plastic bucket.

The hospital’s team including, a doctor and paramedic resuscitated the baby girl later during an emergency helicopter flight to another hospital.

The baby’s condition is believed to be satisfactory, while the mother remains in Hospital.

The District Health Board today declined to answer any questions on the case, saying the mother had requested privacy.

Is it just me or would a towel/blanket not be your first choice to transport the baby in?



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Lisa Arneill

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  • yes a towel or blanket would have been better but maybe that’s all they had at the moment. Sometimes when traumatic things happen you can’t think clear. Its only until things have calmed down that you realized what you could have done things differently.

  • I would have been in sheer shock!! I couldn’t even imagine, until something so tramatic happens to you, will you ever began to understand how to react in such a crazed situation.

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