Hospital Throws Newborn Baby In Trash

@pyewacket (44036)
United States
January 6, 2009 4:24pm CST
I couldn't believe this story when I heard it. Okay, in the past we have heard horror stories of how newborn babies are found in the trash somewhere as the mother didn't want the baby. But in this case it was a hospital that threw a baby out with the trash. Kalynn Moore gave birth to a baby at Christ Hospital in New Jersey...there are some conflicting stories whether the baby was stillborn or was actually born but then died some hours later. In any case the baby was supposed to be placed in the hospital's morgue until arrangements could be made for the baby's funeral, instead it was discovered that somehow the body of the baby was thrown in with the hospital trash. A search now is being made in all the landfills in New Jersey for the remains of the baby. But really, now....WTF??? For a woman to give birth to a baby, whether still born or alive but then dying a few hours later is devastating and traumatic as it is...but then to discover the friggin hospital threw the baby out like trash..what kind of morons are these? You can read an article about this here: http://www.foxnews.com/story/0,2933,476684,00.html [b](Warning: This is NOT a referral link but a link to the article discussed here} [/b] I hope this woman sues the living daylights out of the hospital...
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@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
7 Jan 09
This is simply incredible, pyewacket! It's no wonder many people do not trust hospitals these days. I can imagine the added anguish of the poor mother finding this out after suffering the loss of her baby. Any excuse they offer would not be good enough for me.That is neglect - pure and simple.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I think a lot of women should consider going back to having their babies at home and have the help of a mid-wife, don't you? How many times have we also heard of babies being kidnapped from hospital nurseries??
@worldwise1 (14887)
• United States
13 Jan 09
With so much modernization, pyewacket, people have forgotten that often the old ways are the best ways. I believe that we are going to see a change in this in the near future.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
14 Jan 09
My great-grandmother was a nurse and thought all docs as "a-hole"--she was also a mid-wife herself. I always remember my grandmother telling me of some of the things my great-grandmother had said....that often if a baby suffers some kind of birth defects it's due to how the doctor "delivered" the baby. Also more docs push for C-sections when they might not be necessary, why? Natural childbirth isn't considered a surgical procedure the way a C-section is..so bottom line I think most docs push for women having C-sections as they would get more money out of it
@lingli_78 (12845)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
that is really very cruel and heartless of the hospital to do that... what an insane thing that they do... the mother and family are still grieving over the loss of the baby and they throw away the corpse in the trash like a rubbish... i sure hope that the family will sue the hospital like hell and teach the hospital a lesson... take care and have a nice day...
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I hope that woman and her family sue the hospital as well..haven't heard any updates whether she is or not
@ronaldinu (12445)
• Malta
7 Jan 09
Neither I. I found it hard to believe such a story. It seems that human life has been devoid of it sacredness and dignity. It seems that human life values has been reduced to that of trash. I believe that more respect should be shown towards human life even that to a still born.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Yes this truly does seem that this is a disposable world, and sadly including human life as well
@Bd200789 (2994)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I hope they fire the worker who did that. That is horrible.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Yes I hope they find the person responsible too
@katr0713 (92)
6 Jan 09
What a horrible thing. I'm with you - I hope the mom sues. I saw a documentary on this not too long ago. Very same scenario. Horrible to say or even think that stuff like this happens.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I saw a very disturbing video...about live babies that are aborted...they take them away into a "special" room and just leave them there until they die
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• Canada
7 Jan 09
That is absolutely crazy. i cannot believe that a hospital would actually do that. I hope they are able to find the remains so that they can bury him. That would be so sad if she could not say her goodbyes. I think if this is happening in hospitals then they need to look at their staff a little closer.
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• Canada
8 Jan 09
When I was telling my mother about this she said she heard something on the news about finding the remains of someone so hopefully this is the baby's remains.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
Nope--heard an update and they decided to call off finding the baby's remains
• Canada
13 Jan 09
OMG That is so awfull I could never imagine being in her shoes. I would never want to stop searching.
6 Jan 09
Hi pye, That is most disgusting and very stressful for the poor mother, I think these hospital staff are so darn carless, what were they thinking off, yes I hope the hospital get sued for millions, its just makes you cry to hear all this sort of stories these days and it should not have happened. Bright Blessings. Tamara
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I just read another article in relation to this and it says if a baby is born stillborn under New Jersey laws the baby isn't even considered a "person"--sheeh
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7 Jan 09
Hi pye, What is wrong with their law,what is it then? gosh these people make me sick, it was the mother's little baby, my heart goes out to her. Bright Blessings. Tamara
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• India
7 Jan 09
u r really right the hospital staff are careless about the patients. afterall what do we expect from a government hospital
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@moondancer (7434)
• United States
7 Jan 09
This makes me cry, it is so upsetting. I'd be devastated. It's so terrible to lose your child, but to have some idiot just throw my baby away as if he/she were trash and with so little regard as to the remains of the poor baby. I'd sue their butts off, even though it wouldn't bring my baby back. They, the hospital and the idiot that actually did this needs to account for what they did. I'd publically make it known who did this horrible thing. Apologises from them would not be enough! My daughter just lost her baby this week and we are so upset by this. To know that a person would be so callous and dismindful of their actions, as to throw a precious baby in the trash. It's just unfathomable. This was not a "mistake" it was done on purpose. I'm so upset about this! I can't control the tears I have falling. What if they don't find this precious child? This is devastating. I know my emotions are high right now after just losing a baby in the family, but I'd still be just as upset over this. I don't have enough to say about this. My condolences goes out to this poor family and the mother, OMG...what she must be feeling right now.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Oh, I'm so sorry to hear that your daughter just lost her baby, so then a news story like this in a way hits home. I really hope that woman sues the hospital big time and by some miracle they can find her baby so she can give it a proper burial
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• United States
13 Jan 09
Thank you for the BR. I appreciate it. I asked for you to be my friend. For some reason I thought you were already in my list of friends. I reply to many of your post as you do mine(when I post) lol.
• United States
7 Jan 09
WTF????? Thats just nuts. I can't believe that there could be a mess up like this in a hospital. It seems there are to many people that do not know what they are doing at a hospital. I can tell you I know of some hispanic people that are just short of not speaking any english. I do not know how they keep a job in a hospital. There is no excuse for something like this happening. I am so sorry for the family, I hope they sue the pants off the whole hospital. This lack of quality control in across the board and there is no room for it in a hospital. I think I wouldn't go to a hospital even if I was dyeing. There is the staff infection that has been killing people for some time now. I know of 4 people that were killed by this infection. As young as 23 and as old as 72. Boy they had better figure this out and heads must roll. I am outraged over this.
• United States
8 Jan 09
I am so sorry you had to go through that. I can't imagine the horror of coming back to find things that far off. Really makes you wonder what it is they do? My Mom was in the hospital and they gave her codine, when her chart clearly says no codine. She thought she was dieing and she got her bible and rang for the nurse. They couldn't find a pulse on her it was so weak. I was in Northern Calif and didn't hear about this until long after. They gave her something to counteract the codine. Still there is something wrong when these things happen all to often.
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@Tinna_He (300)
• China
8 Jan 09
it is too terrible.How can the hospital do that ?If it is your baby ,you will do like this.when the baby's mother knew, she will be sad.It may shock her seriously. Once a terrible thing happed to my neighbor.He is sick and someone told him that he can eat the baby who is aborted.i can't imagine it ,it is crazying.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I have no idea why that hospital did that...and I hope that woman sues big time
@Tinna_He (300)
• China
13 Jan 09
i do agree with you .
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• United States
7 Jan 09
That is terrible. I couldn't imagine being one of the workers having to lok for it, either. They probably fear the day when they come across human remains in a dupster anyhow, but to be told they must search for it...
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
I heard an update that they stopped looking for the baby's remains.
• United States
14 Jan 09
I wasn't sure if they would of found it anyhow. Might be they are mistaken anyhow.
@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
7 Jan 09
its funny that thius kind of suppossed mistake was made by an hospital but really things arehappeeninig these days due to some stupid negligience by someone somewhere.
@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
You would think though that the staff would have been keeping track of the baby's body
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@BYOLA2871 (4373)
• South Africa
17 Jan 09
its unfortunate that this kind of oversight can happen in an hospital but what cant happen in this world?its funny but what can ewe say when stupid things are done by people we expect to be intelligent?
@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
7 Jan 09
Oh man I do too. what a horrible thing to have happened. and the one that did it needs to be fired!
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Not only fired, but some criminal prosecution slapped on
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@Lakota12 (42684)
• United States
8 Jan 09
for sure!
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• United States
7 Jan 09
Think about the babies who are aborted during the last tri-mester. They are fully formed, most have nothing wrong with them; mom just couldn't be bothered or she's punishing the child because she was raped (the child did nothing, but only the child gets punished here). Many of these babies are born ALIVE, but are left to die because sweet mommy didn't want it to live in the first place. The last one I heard was a baby who did have a problem - it had Down's syndrome. It was tossed in a utility closet to die. A nurse found it and was kind enough to hold it until it passed, but by hospital rules she was not allowed to feed or give it water to sustain its life. Why not have these babies and give them up for adoption. I'm certainly glad my mom didn't throw me away because it might be inconvenient for her. How about you? By the way, my daughter has Down's syndrome and she has taught me more than any one else I know. She has no bias, sees no colors, only people, loves without reservation, and refuses to give up until she accomplishes her task. Tying her shoes only took 21 years, but she never gave up. How many people do you know with that perserverence? She's awesome. So, tossing a stillborn in the trash? Not a big deal where hospitals are concerned until the parents' lawyers show up. Whoops, there I go again. Must get rid of that soapbox! lol
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
I hope you don't get annoyed at me for saying this, but I do happen to be pro-choice...no not for me..but for any woman who wishes to choose abortion....that's between her and her conscious alone to decide. I AM against late term abortions though, as you say in the last tri-semester...I am aware of what is called the live-birth abortions, where the woman decides to have an abortion so late and then the staff takes the baby into a room to let it die...THAT IS BARBARIC!! In a case like this why the option of putting the baby up for adoption isn't given I'll never know...there are so many women dying to have a baby and can't and would love to adopt. This hospital that was involved with the throwing away that woman's stillborn baby away like trash is one of the key hospitals that does live birth abortions...I did more research into this by the way. And to my horror found out a LOT of hospitals do this...and while I'm pro-choice this is just SO WRONG to do
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
12 Jan 09
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
7 Jan 09
This is really terrible for the family, but, you know, I also feel sorry for the person or people who did it. We are all guilty of making stupid mistakes at work, and I'm sure this was an accident. Whoever did it must be feeling totally horrified.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
Unfortunately this person would probably never admit to their error
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@penny64 (1106)
• Australia
8 Jan 09
True, but the person has to live with him/herself. I sure wouldn't want that on my conscience!
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@DonnaLawson (4032)
• United States
7 Jan 09
I agree with you, I hope she owns the hospital before it is over.. This is a horrible story, things like this should not happen under no circumstances.. I can't even begin to imagine the stupidity of someone working in a hospital, not knowing what to do with the body of this baby.. This should never have happened and there are no excuses that could be given to explain it away, God help us all, when these things can happen, it is a sorry world..
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
8 Jan 09
What was wrong with the doctors and nurses though...weren't they keeping track of things?
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• United States
8 Jan 09
Yeah, you would think they would be much more careful working in a hospital, it isn't like the local grocery store, where you may misplace a can of beans.. It is scary, thinking about things like this..
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• United States
6 Jan 09
What a terrible and sad story. How can a hospital be so heartless and do something soooo terrible like that. The family is already grieving, and now they have to deal with this too! That goes to show you that hospitals are not as good as they use to be. Very sad ~ Shihtzumama
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
6 Jan 09
Like geez,....no wonder many women are now opting to give birth at home and with a mid-wife...my great-grandmother who was a nurse was a mid-wife. Like I said hope that woman sues that hospital for all they are worth
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• United States
6 Jan 09
I hope she does too! And I wish that people would stop giving home births and mid-wives such a bad reputation. Nothing is as bad as throwing a baby away....oh I get mad just thinking about it.
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@irishmist (3820)
• United States
8 Jan 09
My what a terrible thing to happen, and so so sad, what the hell is wrong with people these days. I feel really bad for the mother of the baby and the family. I hope justice will be done in this case, and that they find the baby.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I haven't heard any updates about the woman suing the hospital but did hear that they unfortunately decided to cease searching for the body.
@sowbug (7)
• United States
7 Jan 09
im with u, hope sue sues them and closes that hospital down.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Jan 09
Yes hope she sues them
• United States
7 Jan 09
Hey, when human life is not regarded as something sacred it become garbage. My wife is an L&D nurse and she sees a lot of weird stuff. Never what happened in the news release but it really makes you wonder what people are thinking. I'm sure the woman will sue, somebody has to answer for this.
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@pyewacket (44036)
• United States
13 Jan 09
I think nurses often do see a lot of weird crap going on in hospitals...my great-grandmother was a nurse and didn't trust hospitals and thought docs were idiots