MARGATE, FLA. (WSVN) - A Ring doorbell camera outside of a birthing center in Margate captured a mother giving birth to her child just steps away from its doors.
The mother gave birth outside the Natural Birthworks Birthing Center, at 513 Melaleuca Drive, before 7:30 p.m., June 19.
The parents called the birthing center a few minutes away after the mother went into labor, but the baby appeared to be in a rush to get out.
“The husband had told me like a few minutes before their arrival that she feels like pushing,” Sandy Lovaina, a midwife, said.
The Ring footage Natural Birthworks provided to 7News showed the midwife assisting the mother in the parking lot delivering the child into the world while standing up as two Margate Police officers stood watching from the sidewalk.
The midwife managed to get the mother and child inside the birthing center after she caught the baby.
“All babies are slippery, but we’ve done it a few times where we know how to not let them slip,” Lovaina said.
After delivering her baby, the mother clutched her newborn child close and walked inside.
“We have beautiful tubs to help them,” Gelena Hinkley, a midwife, said. “We do like aromatherapy, like everything natural to support that type. She didn’t get to use any of it, but she did the first time around.”
Hinkley and Lovaina said the child was the first one that has ever been born in the facility’s parking lot.
“We can add that to our crazy birth list, but yeah, that’s definitely the first,” Hinkley said.
The baby and its parents are doing OK.
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