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Mentally Ill Homeless Woman Gives Birth Outdoors, Refuses Help

A mentally ill homeless Chinese woman carrying her naked newborn baby on the streets of Guangzhou.

Mentally ill Chinese homeless woman holding her baby in a Guangzhou hospital.

From NetEase:

Guangzhou homeless woman gives birth outdoors, refuses help

Early morning May 10th, in an alley next to Longgui Food Market in Baiyun district of Guangzhou, a homeless woman gave birth to an infant boy. This woman may have an mental illness, but utterly resisted hospital assistance. Photographs by Southern Metropolis Daily Reporter Liang Weipei.

Mentally ill Chinese homeless woman holding her baby in a Guangzhou hospital.

According to nearby residents, this woman has been seen around the food market for 2-3 months now, and on May 10th, many people discovered that this one pregnant woman now had a filthy little infant boy in her arms. At first the woman and infant boy were still connected by an umbilical cord, but she herself used scissors to cut it, leaving the bloody umbilical cord on the road in front of the food market.

A mentally ill homeless Chinese woman carrying her naked newborn baby on the streets of Guangzhou.

The infant boy has remained unclothed since it was born, the woman not using any clothing to wrap up the child. She carried the child to a public toilet next to the food market. Someone said the woman was living in the public restroom previously as well. Photo is of a hospital worker trying to persuade the homeless woman to feed her son, but being refused.

The mentally ill homeless Guangzhou woman's only bag of possessions.

Photo is of the homeless woman’s only bundle of possessions.

A mentally ill homeless Chinese woman carrying her naked newborn infant on the streets of Guangzhou.

Photo is of the homeless woman carrying her child leaving the hospital, leaving behind the only towel wrapping the child before she left, the child naked.

The mentally ill homeless Chinese woman's baby lies naked on the ground as she drinks water from a roadside drainage ditch.

At an intersection on Guangcong Road, probably owing to thirst, the woman used a plastic bag to collect water from a roadside ditch and poured it into her mouth, the naked infant boy placed on the muddy ground beside her.

The mentally ill homeless Chinese woman's baby lies naked on the ground crying as she drinks water from a roadside drainage ditch.

Photo is of the crying infant boy in the underbrush.

The mentally ill homeless Chinese woman's baby lies naked on the ground crying as she drinks water from a roadside drainage ditch.

Photo is of the crying infant boy in the underbrush.

The mentally ill homeless Chinese woman's baby lies naked on the ground crying as she drinks water from a roadside drainage ditch.

A doctor from the Baiyun District Red Cross Hospital said preliminary determinations indicate the woman may have a mental illness. After nursing care the infant boy’s condition is currently stable and will remain at the hospital for more comprehensive care examination. The hospital has also contacted a mental hospital, where they will send the woman for examination and treatment, while the male infant may in the future be sent to a child welfare institution.

Comments from NetEase:

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泉州山哥 [网易山西省太原市网友]:

I think she doesn’t have the ability to raise this child, and thus it should be possible to take away her custody rights… I bet I’ll be criticized, but at the moment I can’t think of any other option that’s better for the child.

szdfasfd [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

1980, just became a father, seeing this, I’m incredibly sad on so many levels.
All infants, ought to be cared for.

独钓千千雪 [网易广东省广州市网友]:

After seeing this, my heart feels very heavy.

正义压倒一切 [网易广东省深圳市网友]:

This many people with their eyes wide upon seeing this infant naked and frail lying on a place with sticks and stones!!
Those people around the baby, how can you bear to just look on?!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

999999收到 [网易北京市网友]:

Fuck, this is something done by a beast, an intolerable injustice.

这个昵称还行 [网易湖北省武汉市网友]:

Merciful Buddha, may this child have a life of peace and happiness.

D黑十字D [网易安徽省黄山市网友]:

Where’s the evil Red Cross?

网易江苏省苏州市网友:

I sincerely pray that this little child can grow up safe and healthy.

网易四川省成都市网友:

They must be helped, because we are human, not…

泉州光辉商标注册 [网易福建省厦门市网友]:

Poor baby…I too am a parent! Seeing him like this my heart is broken… China has too many things that are unfair…

撕烂郭美美的老屄 [网易浙江省杭州市网友]:

What beat impregnated this woman? Worse than a beast!

chaoxin123 [网易山东省潍坊市网友]:

Poor child, losing a mother’s love right after birth, and even more tragically being born in China.

网易广东省广州市网友:

MD refused help, she must be helped even if it has to be forcibly so…

让李刚飞 [网易广东省东莞市网友]:

I analyze that the child’s father
must come from one of two places: Henan or Shandong.

网易江西省上饶市网友: (responding to above)

I can’t believe there were people who upvoted you [your comment].

yshaozhenhua [网易山东省济南市网友]: (also responding to 让李刚飞)

Fuck you punk and your regionalism, your mother’s going to be fucked until she has a prolapsed anus.

guanghecai [网易上海市浦东新区网友]: (also responding to 让李刚飞)

Your mother is a prostitute in Dongguan, the whole country is your father.

网易河南省郑州市网友:

Thinking about Mother’s Day, so sad.

傻胖新闻不能评论 [网易湖南省网友]:

Don’t know what to say. All the money donated to the Red Cross has been used to buy luxury handbags.

有B不卖拿来装 [网易北京市网友]:

Sigh, truly a pitiful child. What is most detestable is his father, I really want to slaughter his father.

网易广东省佛山市网友:

Too heartbreaking~ Hope the mother and son can both get help.

社会日了我们单纯的青春 [网易河南省郑州市网友]:

How come there are so many people who naturally give birth outside of hospitals, yet have to get Cesarean sections when in hospitals?

社会日了我们单纯的青春 [网易河南省郑州市网友]: (responding to above)

Hospitals these days are truly without morals~

悠惯部门 [网易上海市杨浦区网友]:

Those who want children can’t have them, while those who don’t want them keep having them.

浦北软件站 [网易广西钦州市网友]:

Why are there so many homeless women? I trust everyone knows!

人民写历史 [网易河南省洛阳市网友]:

Can the relevant government department or Red Cross do some good, hurry and send the child to the hospital for feeding. Poor child.

网易上海市网友:

Can the small child survive like this?
If the mentally ill mother refuses help, so the mentally normal welfare agency won’t help?
What about the Red Cross? Social Welfare Services? Department of Civil Affairs?

网易上海市青浦区网友:

Please read the text underneath the photos carefully, the infant boy has already been helped.
“A doctor from the Baiyun District Red Cross Hospital said preliminary determinations indicate the woman may have a mental illness. After nursing care the infant boy’s condition is currently stable and will remain at the hospital for more comprehensive care examination. The hospital has also contacted a mental hospital, where they will send the woman for examination and treatment, while the male infant may in the future be sent to a child welfare institution.”

quan157953 [网易江西省赣州市网友]:

After reading carefully, I feel very conflicted, sigh, agree with taking away her custody rights.

fxzxd [网易山东省临沂市网友]:

Even if you take away custody, how long will he live? Whether you put him in an orphanage or the hospital, it’ll be the same result.

咪眉笑 [网易广东省河源市网友]:

Who said: All men are born equal?

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