Tuesday, August 7, 2012

Woman gives birth while using pit 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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