April Saul, 42, and Daniel Rivera, 43, of Pottstown waived a preliminary hearing Tuesday in Lehigh County on charges of endangering the welfare of a child, The (Easton) Express-Times said.
Authorities said they took 3-month-old Aarlynn Saul-Rivera from the neonatal intensive care unit at Lehigh Valley Hospital in October although officials said she didn't meet minimum requirements for discharge.
Saul has said that the Salisbury Township hospital didn't have the specialist the child required for treatment of a heart defect and officials had repeatedly refused to transfer her to Children's Hospital of Philadelphia. Prosecutors say the Philadelphia hospital had indicated that the child wasn't medically ready for transfer.
Saul said earlier that she never would have placed her child in danger, and the girl was breathing on her own when they left with her, intending to go straight to Children's Hospital, about 60 miles south. She also said no one from either hospital told her the baby wasn't stable enough to be transferred. The two were stopped by Allentown police before they made it out of the city.