Sewage Pipe Baby's Mom: It Was an Accident
She says she raised the alarm after newborn fell through hole
By Rob Quinn, Newser Staff
Posted May 29, 2013 2:23 AM CDT
Updated May 29, 2013 5:31 AM CDT
Rescue workers cut away parts of a sewage pipe where a newborn baby was trapped in Pujiang in eastern China's Zhejiang province.   (AP Photo)

(Newser) – The mother of a baby boy saved from a sewage pipe in China says she "deeply regrets" what happened—but she was the one who raised the alarm. The 22-year-old woman, who is unmarried and had concealed her pregnancy, says the newborn slipped through a hole in the squat toilet after she unexpectedly gave birth, CNN reports. She then told the landlord she had heard noises that sounded like a baby coming from the toilet and was on hand during the dramatic rescue.

During the birth, "she tried to grab something to help herself because there is too much blood," a police officer involved in the case says. "She couldn't hold the baby anymore, and he slides into the sewage through the hole of the toilet." Rescuers had to saw off a section of sewage pipe and bring it to hospital, where the newborn was freed. The baby is now healthy enough to be released from hospital but the mother has suffered serious complications from the birth, Sky News reports. Police are still deciding whether to file charges.

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mcruz
May 29, 2013 9:25 PM CDT
I agree with augie2 that kind of person should be sent to jail. She was anable to make the baby disappeared so she went into damage control. Remember most woman while going into delivery the labor pain is intense. It is not like you are just going number 2!!!!!!! hello
augie2
May 29, 2013 12:56 PM CDT
No one believes that lady.
9SEABEE
May 29, 2013 12:04 PM CDT
Once upon a time there were two chinamen. Now look at how many.