Xochitl Parra said she was alone and taking a shower around 5:30 a.m. Wednesday to get ready for school when the contractions took over.
“I felt his head coming, so I sit down and pushed so he could come out,” she said.
Parra did not call 911 because the home phone was disconnected, and she did not want to wake the neighbors because it was so early. Instead, she wrapped the baby, got dressed and went to the hospital on foot.
When she arrived at the hospital, the placenta was still in utero and the baby was still attached. At that point hospital staff told her to not move, fearing that she could bleed to death.
The doctor said,
“She was very clever. She knew what to do. She wrapped the baby up and walked over here.”
The teen kept her pregnancy a secret because she was afraid her mother would “kick me out of the house.” Her mother has now accepted the situation and is going to help the teen care for the baby so she can continue attending school.
I am so proud that this teenager was mature enough to do what was right for her baby. Knowing what she has already done for this baby makes me think she is going to be a good mom.