Baby born in bathroom in Milton; mother didn't know she was pregnant

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MILTON, W.Va. (WSAZ) -- UPDATE 5/17/19 @ 11 p.m.
Very much to the surprise of the family that lives in a home along Trenol Road in Milton, they've gotten a new addition.

Jennifer Sutton lives in the home with five other people. She was at work when she got a phone call about 8:30 a.m. Friday that a teen who lives in the home gave birth inside.

"I was shocked," she said. "I was totally surprised."

She says the mother didn't even know she was pregnant.

"My boyfriend called me and told me we have a baby," Sutton said. "I was like oh my gosh, really?"

Sutton was told it started when her stepson's girlfriend went to use the bathroom.

"She went in there, and the baby just fell in the toilet," Sutton said. "She hollered, and they called 911."

Sutton says the mother's boyfriend got the baby out of the toilet.

Milton police got to the home before the ambulance arrived. They say one officer, who's a former EMS worker, cleared and maintained the baby's airway as a sergeant worked with the mom, who was bleeding badly.

Officers also wrapped the baby in blankets as they waited for the ambulance.

The family was caught off guard, but they're excited for the newest member of their household who made a truly memorable entrance.

"I'm excited," Sutton said. "I can't wait till he gets home."

Sutton said she expects it might feel strange next time she uses that bathroom.

Sutton says the baby weighs 9 pounds and 10 ounces and is doing well.

Milton police posted about the unique birth on their Facebook page, saying after the mother and child were whisked off to the hospital, the officers involved "were left contemplating their awesome experience."



ORIGINAL STORY
Friday morning was anything but routine for some Milton Police officers.

The department posted on its Facebook page that the officers "witnessed the miracle of life" as both day and midnight shifts responded at shift change to Trenol Road for a teenager giving birth.

Four MPD officers responded as well as West Virginia State Police Trooper Belt and Deputy Jarrell from the Cabell County Sheriff's Department.

When officers arrived, they say the girl had already given birth. Ptl. Matt Newcome, a former EMS worker, cleared and maintained the newborn’s airway as Sgt O’Dell worked with the mother who was bleeding badly.

All officers pitched in to help and wrap the baby in blankets until EMS arrived.

According to the post, both mother and child were whisked off to the hospital "and six police officers were left contemplating their awesome experience."



 
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