According to a hospital spokeswoman, its Birth Center director said in her 20 years with the hospital she does not recall another baby being born in the parking lot or the hospital campus aside from the Birth Center.
CHIPPEWA FALLS, Wis. (WEAU) – A new mother has quite the story to tell about how her new daughter was born.
On Tuesday, Sheila Wallace, 31, of Jump River was in the St. Joseph’s Hospital parking lot in Chippewa Falls, ready to be taken to the Birth Center there. She later told hospital staff that she suddenly felt like she had to push, that the baby’s head was right there, and that she had the baby. McKenzie Wallace was born in the south end of the hospital parking lot around 11 a.m. Tuesday. St. Joseph’s staff rushed to the Wallaces, wrapped the baby in a scrub coat, and helped mom and baby inside the hospital.
Sheila Wallace told hospital staff that she had contractions though most of them morning, and that her mother drove her to the hospital from her home, which is southeast of Ladysmith. “I kept saying, ‘We’re fine mom. We’re not going to have this kid in the car,” she told hospital staff.
This is Wallace’s fourth child. Hospital staff says both mom and baby are doing great.