Friday, February 29, 2008

No Shit!

Go read this, if you haven't already.

I don't think they'll ever let her (mother and/or daughter) forget about it.

15 comments:

jayashri said...

OMG, first of all how can one woman not realize she gave birth and second its a miracle the baby survived without any injuries.

Sue said...

Jaya -- I dunno. Maybe she didn't realise what with all the jerking and the pain and the discomfort she was facing anyway. We should been lucky enough to deliver so easily, na? :)

Upsi said...

Gee.
but then what about the umbilical cord?

Sue said...

Upsi -- True. Was it perhaps torn off? She did faint. Gosh, just thinking about it makes me cringe in pain.

~nm said...

Quite a harrowing tale...

But with the question on how can one not know they have given birth to a baby can be possible after reading so many incidents where the mother doesn't feel any contractions. For them it seems like a strong urge for a bowel movement.

Moppet's Mom said...

My thai teacher was born in the loo too. Her mom felt like she had to go to the bathroom, and out popped the baby! Can you imagine! And then being told this in Thai - I can tell you it took me some time to really get it!

On a more serious note, I hope the little girl and her mom are fine...

Minka said...

oh my god ! I remember waking my mom up at 4 AM and telling her I really really want to go to the loo but am afraid the baby will come instead . Am I glad we were in the hospital and baby was born at 5 AM !!!

Just Like That said...

Quite an unbelievable story, wasn't it? I hope the baby doesn't suffer any lasting after effects, but it truly is a miracle that she survived.
One news report said that the MOm wasn't taking her eyes off the baby. Well; after that miraculous escape, I wouldn't too..:-)

D said...

Yes, how come the reports mention nothing about the umblical cord?!

GettingThereNow said...

We saw this being reported on Zee News last night. It is really a miracle! In that report they did mention that the baby did have the umbilical cord when they found her. I don't remember exactly what they said because I came in after part of the report had gone by.

That little baby is a trooper already, having survived this. And I can't imagine the trauma the mom must have gone through before they found the baby.

Suki said...

My goodness. That one was a shocker.

But the last line of that article really got me, although I guess it's true - "Most toilets on Indian trains are filthy chutes emptying directly onto the tracks." WTF?!

GettingThereNow said...

Suki: They are, aren't they? :)(Ref.: Last line of the article)

Shobana said...

NO SHIT!!! I am at a loss for words here....and really, Indian train loos do empty onto the tracks...no need to get angry or political about it.

Avanti Sané said...

Jesus Christ! I read this in yesterdays newspaper...Eight months pregnant that I am..you can imagine what nightmares its giving me..shudder.. shudder..

Sue said...

NM -- I wouldn't know. :( The Bhablet was delivered four weeks before term thru c-sec.

Moppet's Mom -- LOL!

Minka -- Gosh, now that's some story! Come to think of it, I now remember my mother used to be paranoid about visits to the bathroom in my later stages. She told me why, too.

JLT -- Yes, just imagine. No sooner than the kid is born than she misses the train. I'd say her mother is never letting her travel!

D -- I guess male reporters filed the story and didn't think of it?

Cee Kay -- I hadn't thought of that part of it. You're right, must have been a terrible time for her. The kiddy won't remember it but I guess the mother'll have nightmares all her life.

Suki -- Well, they are, aren't they? Of course, with our kind of vast land tracts we can probably afford this practice, but it's not precisely a pretty sight.

Shobana -- It was an inspired title, wasn't it?

Avanti -- Oh poor you. Make the husband accompany you to every visit to the loo all night! That'll teach him to get you pregnant. :)