You really can’t choose when and where you’ll go into labor, unless you basically camp out in the hospital lobby until you are significantly dilated. The birth of your baby can really catch you off guard, you know it’ll happen eventually but can come when you least expect it.
One woman, she got quite a Big Mac Daddy of a surprise at her local McDonald’s. She found herself in labor and began to give birth in the restroom of the fast food joint. But this lady, she was lucky, had got some last minute help. What happened?
While Police Officer James Kneipp was driving by a Newark, New Jersey McDonald’s a customer frantically waved him down. “I thought it was being held up,” he told NBC New York. “Then when they got to my vehicle, they yelled out, ‘There’s a woman inside who just went into labor!'”
He rushed into the restaurant and sprung into action. “I found the lady on the floor of the bathroom and did what I was taught to do in the police academy,” Kneipp told the West Ward Patch. “I saw the baby’s head and simply maneuvered the child’s body to a position where the mother was able to easily deliver.”
The mother and her baby boy are “doing well.” Wonder if she will name her baby Mac or maybe James the police officer who came to the rescue? On the list of places to give birth, would a bathroom at McDonald’s be at the bottom of the list?
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