Mom Delivers Baby on Sidewalk in Irvine

We all know that some babies just won’t wait to be born; the fifth child of a mother from California just so happened to be one of the impatient ones. As a result, the mother was left to deliver her baby on a sidewalk in Irvine on Sunday.


According to the Orange County Register, the 41-year-old woman had been rushing to her car to get to the hospital to deliver her baby. Though it is not disclosed as to who it was that might have made the call, emergency services were notified and responded to the first block of Rockwood Drive in Irvine, California at approximately 2:30 in the morning.

“By the time Care [Ambulance Service] arrived, she was already crowning,” Captain Larry Kurtz from the Orange County Fire Authority told the Orange County Register. “She laid down right there on the sidewalk. She delivered right there on the sidewalk.”

“It was a couple of pushes. It was a really smooth delivery,” Sergio Arevalo, the emergency medical technician who helped deliver the baby, told the Orange County Register. “It all happened so fast. Within a few seconds, the baby started crying really strongly, which is always a really good sign.”

Shortly after, mother and baby were both taken to Memorial medical Center in Laguna Hills. A tweet was made by the OFCA about the delivery, which just so happened to be Arevalo’s first. While the mother’s name was not disclosed, Kurtz said that both mom and baby “are in great shape.”

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Kate Givans is a wife and a mother of five—four sons (one with autism) and a daughter. She’s an advocate for breastfeeding, women’s rights, against domestic violence, and equality for all. When not writing—be it creating her next romance novel or here on Growing Your Baby—Kate can be found discussing humanitarian issues, animal rights, eco-awareness, food, parenting, and her favorite books and shows on Twitter or Facebook. Laundry is the bane of her existence, but armed with a cup of coffee, she sometimes she gets it done.

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