The 32-year-old woman from the Austrian city of Linz has died while giving birth to her baby. Her partner was also present in the apartment, but did not realize that his wife was in labor. In fact, he didn’t even know she was pregnant.
When the man came into the bedroom around 1 AM, he saw his wife lying dead in bed. The mattress was covered in blood. Next to her lay a newborn baby, a girl. The man immediately notified emergency services. While waiting, he picked up the girl and wrapped it in a blanket.
Ambulance brothers arrived at the apartment around 1.05 am and found that the woman had died. The newborn was taken to a hospital in Linz. The baby is fine.
According to the Austrian newspaper KronenZeitung, the woman had two other children. It is unclear where they were when the woman was in labor. Both the man and the children have been taken care of by a crisis team.
The police are investigating the incident. The woman probably died from excessive blood loss during childbirth because her uterus ruptured. It is still unclear why she did not seek help. The woman probably gave birth between 10 p.m. and 11 p.m. and died around that time.