Not cutting the umbilical cord and allowing the placenta and cord to dry and fall off on its own is called LOTUS BIRTH. It's not mainstream, but not unheard of. The medical team overreacted by forcing the mother to go to the hospital on Shabbat, when instead all they needed to do was a preliminary exam of the baby, determine it was healthy and then leave everyone the hell alone. The fact that she'd taken a vow of silence and refused to speak even after being released from said vow just shows she's a fanatic. And separate from ALL OF THAT, if the family was living in squalor, authorities should get involved.
Five people hurt in fire at Germany refugee station (Reuters)