Crack Mom Delivers Her Own Baby In A Bathtub, Cuts Umbilical Cord With Her Teeth

A 37-year-old woman who was seven months pregnant spent an entire 24 hour period smoking crack cocaine in an Ocala, Florida motel room, triggering the birth process and leading to the woman delivering her own baby alone in a bathtub. It gets even more unbelievable from there.

The woman, Chrystal Hassell, then proceeded to cut the umbilical cord with her teeth.

Despite the insanity of the situation, Hassell did not call 911. Instead, she called her boyfriend, who had stepped out with the couple’s 11-month-old son to run an errand.

Unfortunately, the boyfriend, Vincent Terry, was pulled over for speeding as he returned to the hotel. Also unfortunate for Terry? He’s currently wanted for murder in Colorado.

Hassell eventually called 911 two hours after the birth.

Hassell is being charged with child neglect. Terry is headed back to Colorado to face murder charges. The newborn is currently in critical condition.

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  • Dawn Yeager

    Drugs are evil. Had she not been “cracked up”, she probably would have done the right thing. It’s terrible.

  • Philo Van Kempen

    So, aside from the copious amounts of crack, she had a baby similar to how humans have been giving birth for hundreds of thousands of years before modern medicine. She’s definitely not in the running for ‘mother of the year’, but it could have been worse. Crack is whack, yo. ;D