Woman delivers baby on hospital lobby floor
MIAMI (WSVN) -- A baby girl could not wait to enter the world, forcing her mother to give birth on the lobby floor of a South Florida hospital.
Susana Privada said she felt some pain Wednesday morning, so she took a shower and decided to go to the hospital. She arrived at Jackson South Community Hospital just before 7 a.m. and just minutes later, she became a mommy of a third child. "I just ask for the wheelchair, but I say at the same time, 'It's out, it's out,'" she said.
A hospital surveillance camera captured Privada laying on the floor of the lobby with her husband kneeling at her feet. Nurse Libardo Lozada just happened to walk right into the action as he was arriving for his shift. "I was actually running because I didn't want to be late for my job," he said.
Lozada quickly jumped into action and helped deliver the baby girl right next to the lobby desk. "As soon as I have it in my hands, I noticed that the umbilical cord was around the baby's neck, so I had to maneuver the baby," said Lozada.
Even though this is Lozada's first delivery, he said he only got nervous when the baby didn't cry at first. "I start cleaning the eyes, the mouth and the butt, [said], 'Hey, come on,' so the baby started crying, and it was happy," said Lozada.
Mommy and her 6 pound 8 ounce baby named Dayana are doing just fine. They are now resting in a hospital room.
Privada said her other two children were also quick deliveries, but she said Dayana was the fastest.
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