Mother charged after baby hit head and died when she gave birth unexpectedly
Following the head injury her baby suffered and later died after the mother gave birth unexpectedly, a 30-year-old mother of the baby has been charged with involuntary manslaughter.
The woman who is a Swedish national claims she didn’t know she was pregnant until she went into labour, according to a local media reports.
According to the police, the woman said she did not know she was expecting and the baby was still attached to the umbilical cord when it fell on the floor.
She further disclosed that her mother found her and quickly wrapped the baby up in a towel before calling the emergency services.
When paramedics arrived, they found the two women in a room covered in blood.
The baby was taken to the Bambino Gesu Hospital in the Vatican City but it died two days later.
The woman was arrested in Acilia, a town south of Rome, and initially held for attempted murder after doctors said the infant’s injuries may have been due to a blow to the head with an object.
Her charges were later changed and the woman is being held under house arrest.