A baby girl was born Wednesday in the toilet paper aisle of a Walmart in Springfield, Missouri to the cheers of customers rushing to stockpile on basic necessities in the midst of the coronavirus pandemic.
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Store manager Jessica Hinkle told local news outlet KY3 that the woman had told employees Wednesday that her water broke while in the toilet paper aisle. Hinkle then held up a sheet for privacy while a labor nurse who happened to be in the store and Springfield firefighters helped the woman deliver her baby in just 45 minutes. (RELATED: Here’s Some Advice For Parents Who Are Diving Into Homeschooling)
“We were like what do we do now? 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,” Hinkle said.
Customers in the Walmart clapped as the woman and her baby were wheeled out of the store on a stretcher and taken in an ambulance to the hospital.
“You know a feel good moment, everybody’s going through so much and with a baby it’s like everything comes full circle.”
Hinkle said she spoke to the woman on Thursday and both her and the baby are doing well.