October 11, 2016
A new mother talks from her hospital room about her experience with a very short labor that culminated in the birth of her third child in the checkout line of the local Walmart store.
Rivas and her son Matias are now at Mountain View Hospital and doing well. But because the baby wasn’t born in a sterile environment, doctors are keeping a close eye on them both.
Janette Barney, director of labor and delivery at Mountain View Hospital, said it’s lucky that the delivery happened like it did and that a former EMT just happened to be there to help.
“We’re keeping the baby on antibiotics right now as a precautionary measure,” Barney said.
Rivas said she is glad she was in Walmart surrounded by such helpful people. And she says her family is relieved everyone is OK.