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January 04, 2013

EMTs help deliver baby in Walmart

The 37-year-old woman was shopping when she unexpectedly went into labor

Huffington Post

BANKS COUNTY, Ga. — There's a whole website dedicated to the, shall we say, stranger things people have seen at Walmart. But hopefully no shoppers at a Georgia location of the retail giant snapped any pictures of this.

According to MyFoxAtlanta, a 37-year-old woman gave birth to a baby boy at her local Walmart in Banks County, GA on Wednesday.

The woman, who was 8 months pregnant, was shopping when she went into labor. By the time first responders arrived, she'd already delivered her son in the store bathroom. "All we had to do was cut the umbilical cord," EMT Scotty Mathis told the news station. He was the first baby born in the county.

Full story: Woman Gives Birth At Walmart To First 2013 Baby Of Banks County, GA

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Crystal Melstrom Hernandez Crystal Melstrom Hernandez Saturday, January 05, 2013 1:11:25 PM I'm so jealous. :)
Steve Jacobi Steve Jacobi Saturday, January 05, 2013 3:59:46 PM Seriously? It clearly states the woman already delivered the baby and the Walmart staff got the blankets to swaddle the baby. Yeah let's take mom out of the spotlight of her special day so you can have a parade. Why is it that some need to have their name in print as heroes for something that is natural and occurs many times a day everywhere in the world and sometimes not in a hospital nor with an EMT there. Let the mother have her special day and stop mugging for the camera. No EMT should be discussing any patient details to reporters or anybody else. Describing how he cut the cord is patient care information and does violate state privacy laws.
James Quagliano James Quagliano Sunday, January 06, 2013 2:29:38 AM I delivered 2 while I was an EMT in California... nothing compares!

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