Just when we thought we'd heard of women giving birth in every unexpected place possible, here comes a new one. Maria Lys Colin of Miramar, Florida, actually gave birth inside of an elementary school.
According to the UPI, the woman was in the main office at Fairway Elementary School, which her 7-Year-old daughter attends. She was there to pick her up on the way to the hospital because her husband was out of town, and she knew the baby was coming. When she started moaning and holding her stomach, it became clear, however, that she would be leaving with one more child than she thought she would.
Staff quickly took her to the schools' clinic, and they called 911. Fortunately, Police officer Natasha Richardson, who had some experience in the matter, was on duty at the school and jumped in to help, because it all happened before emergency workers arrived.
Richardson told the Miami Herald, "It was like 1-2-3. Water broke, head came out, baby came out.”
Right there at school! Things were made a little more complicated because the mom didn't speak much English, but an interpreter was able to deliver Richardson's important instructions as to when it was time to push.
Turns out, it just took one push, and the baby girl -- named Maybelle Colin Sainvilus -- was delivered right there in the school while classes went on around them. The ambulance still hadn't arrived, and when she wasn't crying, Richardson cleared the baby's airway with her finger. When rescue workers finally arrived, they cut the umbilical cord, and mom and baby were taken to the hospital. Both are said to be doing fine, and were surprised to get a visit from Richardson in the hospital.
What an incredible birth story that is, especially if the little girl goes to school there someday. She can just take the class on a little field trip and have one of the best show and tells ever.
What's the craziest place you can imagine giving birth?