Florida woman delivers baby in front of hospital

By Stephen C. Webster
Monday, May 27, 2013 10:15 EDT
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Amy Beth Cavaretta, who had a baby in front of a Florida hospital. Screenshot via MSNBC.com.
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A Florida woman went into labor Thursday night and didn’t quite make it to the hospital on time, delivering her new baby right in front of the emergency room, gripping the arms of a wheelchair with midwife looking on.

Amy Beth Cavaretta, 36, was fortunate enough to have a friend along for the ride who happens to be a professional photographer, so naturally the whole amazing spectacle was captured on film and published online.

Cavaretta gave birth to a Sienna Grace, a girl who weighed in at just over seven pounds. Both appeared just days later on NBC’s “Today Show” looking healthy and happy, just glad the ordeal is over.

“Women are born to have babies,” she said. “That’s why we have this anatomy. You just get out of your own head and get out of the way and your body’s going to do the work. That’s the bottom line. I’m a firm believer in natural childbirth.”

This video is from NBC’s “Today Show,” aired Monday, May 27, 2013.

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Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster
Stephen C. Webster is the senior editor of Raw Story, and is based out of Austin, Texas. He previously worked as the associate editor of The Lone Star Iconoclast in Crawford, Texas, where he covered state politics and the peace movement’s resurgence at the start of the Iraq war. Webster has also contributed to publications such as True/Slant, Austin Monthly, The Dallas Business Journal, The Dallas Morning News, Fort Worth Weekly, The News Connection and others. Follow him on Twitter at @StephenCWebster.
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