Baby Hospitalized After Mother Gives Birth in Jail

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Rutherford County Sheriff’s Office

A mother and her premature baby were hospitalized after she delivered the infant Tuesday at the Rutherford County Adult Detention Center, said Sheriff Mike Fitzhugh.

“The mother was over the toilet in labor birthing the baby when the detention staff immediately rendered aid,” Fitzhugh said.

On duty medical staff at the detention center evaluated the mother earlier in the morning. Both the medical staff and Emergency Medical Services paramedics responded. Paramedics transported the mother and baby to the hospital.

“At last check, both the mother and baby were doing fine,” Fitzhugh said.

The mother remains in custody.

“We commend the staff for their quick action,” Fitzhugh said.

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