Woman gives birth in parking lot

DOWNEY - A pregnant woman gave birth in the parking lot at Downey Regional Medical Center on Saturday morning, fire officials said.Both mother and child are doing fine. Downey firefighters from Engine 62 and paramedics from Squad 641 responded to the hospital's parking lot Saturday at about 10:30 a.m. where they found the woman inside a car. The woman, 31, was in labor. In fact, by the time firefighters arrived, the baby's head had already presented. Downey Fire Paramedic James Hayes helped deliver the child. Mother and child were then transported to the emergency room just a few feet away.

********** Published: September 13, 2012 - Volume 11 - Issue 22