Baby with placenta left in Šumperk babybox
A newborn child was left in a babybox in the northern Moravian town of Šumperk on Sunday morning. The newborn, a girl, was left naked and with placenta attached; the hospital says she is in full health and has been given the name Kateřina. Babybox founder Ludvík Hess says it is the 51st child left in one of the heated boxes, the second case in Šumperk, and the third time a baby has been left with placenta attached. Babyboxes were conceived as a safe any anonymous way for a parent to hand over a child they are unwilling or unable to care for. The facilities are used in many neighbouring countries and there are 44 of them at various locations around the Czech Republic.