Woman gives birth on supermarket floor while customers carry on as if nothing is happening
A 28-year-old woman gave birth inside a supermarket, but most of the customers carried on queuing to the counter as if nothing was happening.
In a video uploaded on YouTube, the woman can be seen cradling her bump while telling the cashier that she is about to give birth in an incident that took place in Nazyvaevsk, central Russia.
The video, which was taken from a CCTV footage, later shows the pregnant woman clutching the side of the counter before dropping to the floor.
With the help of the cashier, 35-year-old Elena Barsukova, the unidentified woman gave birth to a baby boy just 11 minutes later.
Mum gives birth at supermarket till in just 11 minutes as shocked cashier steps in to help deliver her baby boy https://t.co/kwIMN54dEj— The Sun (@TheSun) October 31, 2018
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“There was no time to think,” said Elena, who didn’t expect she would take on the role of midwife that day. She admitted that she panicked when the woman told her that she was about to give birth.
Thankfully, a colleague and two shoppers came to help as well. The manager of the supermarket, 40-year-old Anna Tsybulskaya, quickly called an ambulance when she was informed of the situation.
“Everything happened so quickly. An employee came running from the supermarket floor and said that a girl was giving birth there, so I called an ambulance and then went to see what was happening. By then the child was already on the mother’s tummy. The baby was born before the ambulance arrived,” she explained.
Woman Gives Birth in Siberian Supermarket, Shoppers Keep Calm and Carry On https://t.co/Q054lwgJgg— Russian Insight (@RussianInsight) November 1, 2018
Paramedics can be seen in the CCTV footage arriving at the store and placing the woman on a stretcher.
PROUD OF THE STAFF
The store manager was proud of what her staff did during the situation. “The most important thing is that everything ended well. The baby is healthy, and we know that they are already at home. He was named Ivan,” she said.
A similar situation happened to Alexis Swinney, who was filmed by her husband giving birth in a moving car.
The 25-year-old mother delivered her seventh baby in a moving vehicle while on the way to the hospital. Her husband, Dominique Swinney, recorded the entire incident while driving.
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There was something beyond special, about getting to deliver my own baby. No doctors or nurses, no lights, or busy people, no one interrupting a moment that should be the most special moments for families as they bring life into the world. The pain was there, but the joy and peace that followed in those minutes we got to spend alone with our sweet girl was more rewarding then anything I could have asked for. I honestly think that God allowed me to deliver safely in the car, instead of making it to the hospital, because He knew that my desire for a birth that was without interruption and full of hormones between baby and I, that desire was so deep. And something that the hospital just couldn’t provide for me. People are shocked and often apologize that I didn’t make it to the hospital. They don’t understand that I just experienced something unrivaled to anything I could have imagined. I witnessed my body take over and a baby be born into my hands. My body is not swollen, and I have no tears. I had my husband and children around me, and for 5 minutes, we embraced everything that happened without any interruption. Our family has preferred a unique chaos It was crazy. But it was Amazing. @birthtube @birthwithoutfear @gracedinbirth @mindfulbirthproject @empoweredbirthproject
They also posted the video on Instagram four days ago. In the caption, Alexis explains that there was "something beyond special about getting to deliver" her own baby.
She added: "I honestly think that God allowed me to deliver safely in the car, instead of making it to the hospital."