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Mom Justifies Taking Baby From LVH

A Pottstown woman's account of why she and her fiance took their premature baby out of Lehigh Valley Hospital differs from hospital and police, according to The Morning Call.

A Pottstown woman's account describing how she and her fiance took their premature baby out of Lehigh Valley Hospital's neonatal intensive care unit Tuesday differs from hospital and police accounts, according to a report in The Morning Call.

The Salisbury Township Police Department was dispatched after it received a report that a child was abducted from the hospital.

Police said the child had been taken from the hospital "against medical advice."

April Saul, 42, and her fiance, Daniel Rivera, unhooked their three-month-old daughter from a monitor and left the hospital with her after they said they scuffled with hospital staff, according to the Call.

The hospital said there was no physical altercation, the article said.

The parents, who indicated they were going to take their child to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia, drove away but were stopped by Allentown police at Seventh and Hamilton streets. The baby was readmitted to LVH, police said.

Police interviewed the parents and released them a short time later. The case is under investigation by the Lehigh County Children and Youth office.

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