baby stuck in toilet after mom passes out

baby stuck in toilet

Woman gives birth in train lavatory

PANS OUT WELL: A rescue team had trouble pulling the baby out of the toilet because her left leg was wedged in the basin. A mechanic then had to be brought in to help
By Shelley Shan
Saturday, Dec 08, 2007, Page 2

A Taiwan Railway Administration (TRA) express train was delayed for more than an hour yesterday morning as a 36-year-old woman gave birth to a child in one of the lavatories.

Now that's a first. I wouldn't know how to take this. I mean, that woman went in to take a poop but she squirted out a baby instead. It's not even the same 'hole'. How the fuck can this happen?

Wouldn't she have to go into labor first? There are like stages of shit that can happen before she can push the baby out (if you are interested, please read Stages of Labor: It's Baby Time from the Mayo Clinic website). It's like she went in to the toilet and out comes the baby, and skipped all that other stuff.

The woman, identified by her last name Shao (邵), boarded the northbound express train alone in Ruisui (瑞穗), Hualien County. She was discovered lying down in the lavatory of the second carriage at around 10am. The newborn baby, meanwhile, was stuck in the toilet.

Smooth delivery I guess. Seemed like she didn't scream or anything, because noone heard her. She didn't curse the husband out or anything. I wonder what happened to the umbilical cord. I still couldn't imagine how she got the baby out while she was in the toilet.


The head of the train crew then rang the fire department and a hospital in Ilan County and asked them to wait at Lotung (羅東) station for the train to arrive. The rescue team boarded the train after it arrived at the station at approximately 11:10am.

The team had trouble pulling the newborn out of the toilet because her left leg was wedged in the basin. The administration decided to bring in a mechanic to help out and the baby was eventually pulled from the toilet at around 11:30am.

Shit, that baby is either really lucky or really tough, to be able to bear being stuck in a toilet for an hour. Here's how I imagined it to be (pardon the crude humor and crappy drawing):

my theory of how baby didn't fall inside

The kid had to be hanging onto something because the toilet hole is pretty big. Or maybe it was the cord that was holding him up there.

Lotung's Po-Ai Hospital said later yesterday that both mother and daughter were doing fine and enjoying a well-deserved rest.

Mom had enough rest. She was passed out, remember? Baby is the one who needed rest. The poor thing was stuck in the toilet and hanging to its tiny little life.

The hospital said the baby was Shao's third child and weighed in at approximately 3kg. It said the baby had been born after the normal gestation period.

Besides minor lacerations to the lower part of its body, the baby's life was not in any danger, the hospital said.

Wow, 3rd baby already. And she still doesn't know how child birth works? Amazing.


The TRA issued a statement last night congratulating Shao on the birth of her child. It also presented her with NT$6,000 and some baby products as gifts.

A coupon was also given to Shao's family, enabling them to travel around Taiwan by train for free.

The other train passengers should have sued her ass for being a multiple fucking idiot. A fucking idiot for travelling alone when she knows she's gonna be due soon. A fucking idiot because she dropped her baby into the crapper. And causing the other passengers to be 2 hours late. Geez. And they are rewarding the lady for being stupid.


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At Jun 13, 2008, 11:24:00 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I am the mother of this baby, and I wanted to say that what you have said is very hurtful. Thank you for understanding, even though you didn't know the situation.  

At Jun 13, 2008, 11:25:00 AM, Blogger coffeeaddict77 said...

I am the adoptive mother of this child and wanted you to know that what you have said here is very hurtful. It wasn't the babies fault and I hope you remember that. Thank you.  

At Jun 19, 2008, 10:45:00 AM, Blogger mellowed blues said...

I don't blame the baby. I simply over-exaggerated the fact (I admit, in poor taste) that the mom should have been more careful.

Especially when she knows she's going to be due soon.  

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