A mother and her baby died after she attempted to deliver her baby herself by watching YouTube clips Indian police said.

The 26-year-old unmarried woman was in the full-term of her pregnancy when she attempted self-delivery while watching a child delivery video online. The woman and her child, a boy, died in the process, police said on Monday. Police said that the likely reason for her self-delivery attempt was “fear of social stigma attached to being an unmarried mother.” The woman’s neighbors first informed her landlord about blood flowing out of her room. The landlord broke open the door and found the woman and a newborn baby boy dead.

Her smartphone showed that she was watching “how to deliver baby by self” A pair of scissors, a blade and some thread was found near the woman’s body.

Source: Gorakhpur woman attempts to deliver baby watching YouTube, both die | lucknow | Hindustan Times

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