A 19-year-old woman taking a bath early Sunday morning gave birth to a 6-pound baby girl she didn't know she was expecting, police said. She cut the umbilical cord, wrapped the newborn in a sheet, took her into the backyard of her Northwest Philadelphia home, and then reported a crying child to police, authorities said.
The woman, who was not identified, was bathing around 4:30 a.m. at home on the 2900 block of Bonsall Street when she got out to use the toilet and gave birth. After taking the child into the yard in a sheet, police said, she told her mother she heard a crying baby. The two brought the child back inside and called police.