Monday, 6 August 2012

woman gives birth to baby in Latrine

A middle-aged woman, Mrs.
Chinwe Amoloku, on Sunday gave
birth to a baby in a latrine at
Umusan Ogbe, Kwale, Delta State.
Amoloku, who it was learnt, had
no inkling that she was due for
delivery, had visited the
convenience in the evening
when she gave birth without the
help of a birth attendant.
In the process, the baby
reportedly fell into the latrine.
She was said to have raised the
alarm which attracted
neighbours who rescued the
baby.
“ We used a stick to push the
baby into a rubber bucket tied
with a rope in order to drag it
out of the pit,” an eyewitness,
Sunday Uzor, said.
It was learnt that the woman and
her baby were later taken to a
traditional birth attendant and a
nurse.
Uzor said, “The woman said she
was pressed and went to the
toilet but when she pressed, the
baby came out and fell into the
latrine, while the placenta slipped
into her stomach.”

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