Woman gives birth to baby girl in upstate New York Walmart with customers' help

By Daily Mail Reporter

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A woman has given birth to a baby girl inside an upstate New York Walmart store.

According to media reports, 28-year-old Nathalie Saona went into labor around 8pm at the Walmart in the Orange County town of Wallkill, 65 miles north of New York City.

The Times Herald-Record of Middletown reports that a store manager confirmed the birth. Customers helped deliver the baby just before paramedics arrived.

Early birthday: Nathalie Saona, of Middletown, NY, holds her newborn daughter, Kourtney Urgiles-Saona, who was delivered ahead of schedule inside a Walmart

Early birthday: Nathalie Saona, of Middletown, NY, holds her newborn daughter, Kourtney Urgiles-Saona, who was delivered ahead of schedule inside a Walmart

Surprise delivery: Saona was shopping with her sister for baby items at the Wallkill Walmart when she went into labor and delivered her baby daughter before the paramedics arrived

Surprise delivery: Saona was shopping with her sister for baby items at the Wallkill Walmart when she went into labor and delivered her baby daughter before the paramedics arrived

The newborn, who was given the name Kourtney, and her mother were taken to Orange Regional Hospital in good condition, according to authorities.

On Thursday evening, Saona traveled to the Wallkill Walmart with her sister to buy items for her new baby, which was not due until March 17.

 

‘And my sister said, “What if I had a Walmart baby?”’ Saona said. ‘I don’t think so she jinxed it — it just happened.’

A store manager told News 12 New Jersey that he spotted Saona lying on a bench inside the Walmart pharmacy just before 8pm.

Shoppers nearby jumped into action, bringing pillows, towels and blankets from the store to make the mother more comfortable.

Good Samaritans: Walmart shoppers (pictured) brought blankets and pillows from the store to make the mother comfortable and helped deliver the baby

Good Samaritans: Walmart shoppers (pictured) brought blankets and pillows from the store to make the mother comfortable and helped deliver the baby

Police received a 911 call from the retailer at around 7.45pm, but the baby could not wait for first responders to arrive, so shoppers and store workers helped deliver the girl themselves.

‘The baby was pushing. I couldn’t wait … I was scared,’ Saona told CBS New York.

Both the mother, who has an older son, and her new baby girl weighing six pounds and six ounces are said to be doing fine.


 

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Plodding through those endless aisles of hard concrete under the unforgiving glare of flourescence could send any expectant mother into contractions. I am amazed she found a bench. There should be medical advisories against WalMart excursions.

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Being born in Walmart...wow, there's something to be proud of!

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This baby should get a life long discount at wallie world.

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lajaw... you beat me to it.... Yes, seems another anchor baby... some of the Walmarts in VA and NC seem like little Vera Cruz in the evenings with them trailing several nino's ... Marque dos for outrage...

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Another anchor baby.

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Hey, Hi! I was born at Walmart!

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Not such an intimate event then...what a way for a child to enter this world!

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As someone who had a normal and very painful labor, I am unable to imagine what it must be like for these women who can sneeze and their baby flies out! These are the women who are used to make the films you watch in childbirth classes. I can't help but be touched by the concerned strangers who rushed to her aid. Well done!!

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Did she name the bay "Wall-e"?

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As someone who follows the "Wal-Mart Shoppers" posted each month on the internet, I can say she isn't the "normal "type.

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