Chrystal A. Hassel was recently arrested for child neglect after giving birth in a motel bathtub and calling Florida police and telling them that her baby was born blue. The baby is in critical condition and barely survived his poor birth, all because Hassel went on an insane crack-cocaine binge right before she gave birth. Your first guess may be that she didn't know she was pregnant--but no, she knew she was and decided to go ahead and do a whole ton of drugs anyways. Ugh!

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Hassel did say that she didn't know she was pregnant until she was about six or seven months along. Apparently she had been abusing cocaine and crack the entire time, but promised she wouldn't do any drugs after she discovered she was pregnant. Her broken promises resulted in her checking into the Vacation Host Inn in Florida and bingeing on drugs like there was no tomorrow.

She got so high, she forced herself into earlier labor and wound up giving birth in the bathtub. Just when you thought she could not get any crazier, Hassel then used her OWN TEETH to cut the newborn infant's umbilical cord. I didn't even know that was physically possible!

Both the baby and his 11-month-old brother were taken in by the Department of Children and Families. The older brother is currently in foster care. This loca also has a 16-year-old daughter who's highly addicted to drugs because her mother was using during her first pregnancy too. My goodness!

So where the hell is the baby daddy? The father of the newborn baby and the 11-month-old has been spending time behind bars for attempted murder and domestic violence. He appeared on Tuesday with Hassel at a court hearing where they discussed what would be done with their children while they're both in jail. Those poor kids!

The sad thing is, the newborn is still at UF Health Shands Hospital in Gainesville and remains in critical condition. Who knows what kind of health complications this poor baby is going to have?!

I can't understand what kind of mom would binge on drugs while pregnant...It's so incredibly sad that it nearly cost this innocent baby's life. My prayers go out to him and his siblings. No one deserves such a horrible mother!

Image via Marion County Jail

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