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Baby born to heroin-using mother is improving

July 14, 2017 News Extra

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The baby that authorities say was born to a woman accused of overdosing while pregnant is improving medically.

District Attorney Richard Goldinger said the child is improving, but is still in a neonatal intensive care unit at a Pittsburgh hospital after being delivered two months prematurely following the incident.

The child's mother, Kasey R. Dischman, 30, of East Butler, was charged with felony aggravated assault of an unborn child after a June 22 incident that police say began when she injected a bag of heroin found beneath her couch.

Police said Dischman then overdosed on the floor of her bathroom and was later found by her live-in boyfriend and rushed to the hospital, where she went into cardiac arrest and had to be placed on a ventilator.

The next day doctors performed an emergency C-section and Dischman gave birth to a baby girl whom police saidwas in poor health and would suffer lasting injuries from her exposure to heroin.

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