Woman arrested for leaving baby after giving birth in convenience store bathroom
Japan Today -- Apr 16
A woman was arrested Monday for attempted murder over the abandonment of a newborn baby in a toilet bowl, after giving birth in a convenience store bathroom in Saitama Prefecture, police said.

Yuria Moriizumi, 24, gave birth to the baby girl in the bathroom of the 7-Eleven store in Niiza on Jan 24, before leaving her in the bowl with the lid shut.

The baby was suffering from hypothermia when found, and was taken to hospital soon after. She is now in a stable condition.

"I couldn't raise the child on my own, and I hadn't told my parents about the pregnancy," the unmarried woman said, according to police.

Moriizumi was in a car with her family when she complained of stomach pains, so they stopped at the convenience store.

The family had not noticed her pregnancy and only became aware of the situation when they took her to a hospital after seeing blood on the car seat once they got back home.

埼玉・新座市のコンビニエンスストアのトイレで赤ちゃんを出産し、便器の中に放置した疑いで、24歳の母親が逮捕された。
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