A Missouri woman wanted to buy toilet paper and instead gave birth to a baby right at Walmart
An extremely unusual incident occurred in one of the Walmart stores in Missouri. Being in the last month of pregnancy, childbirth took the woman by surprise, directly between the shelves with goods. So she gave birth to a girl right in the store's toilet paper aisle.
Store employees said that they were approached by a woman who claimed that her the water broke and she was about to give birth. Manager of the store, Jessica Hinkle recalls that at one point another visitor offered his help, who, by a fluke, worked as a labor nurse.
“We were like what do we do now?” she said. “Another lady comes around the corner and she says ‘I’m a labor nurse, can I help?’ and we said yes, yes please. She had gloves in her pocket [and] she was ready,” reports MyStateLine.com.
The 45-minute birth gathered a large number of onlookers who shouted encouragingly and supported the woman in labor. Also, after a few minutes, firefighters arrived at the scene and also helped the woman give birth to a baby.
At the same time, store employees ensured the privacy of the procedure by keeping sheets protecting such an intimate moment from the eyes of other store visitors.
“I'm not like the best with blood so that was my job, holding the sheet and crowd control making sure that nobody invaded what privacy the poor lady still had," Hinkle said.
The woman’s name was not disclosed, but according to official information, the girl was born without complications, and they both feel good.
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