The teenage mother of a newborn baby girl found abandoned in a school playing field was helping police piece together what happened.
She contacted officers following their appeal to trace her and has been given medical attention.
was a few hours old when she was found on Saturday afternoon in a school field in Kempston, Bedford.
She was unclothed apart from the pink blanket wrapped around her, and also partially covered by twigs and leaves.
Police took her to Bedford Hospital South Wing where nurses named her Chloe.
A Bedford Police spokeswoman said: "The mother has been found.
"She has come forward today and made herself known to the police.
"She is a teenage girl who does live locally to where the Baby
remains in the care of the hospital.
She was found at 1.30pm on Saturday and had not spent long out in the cold, police said.
The two teenagers who found the child, along with an older boy who drove them to the hospital, were praised by police for their "quick and speedy efforts".