The bathroom at a Walmart is seldom regarded as the optimum place for a medical event, but a woman gave birth to a baby boy in a bathroom stall at the Commerce Walmart last Wednesday, Jan. 2.
According to Banks County deputy fire chief Robert Wilkins, the mother reported that she began having pains at about 8 a.m. and went into the restroom.
“She ended up sitting in the stall and giving birth to a male infant,” Wilkins explained.
The birth was over by the time paramedics arrived and found the child wrapped in cloth. They took mother and child to Athens Regional Medical Center where both were doing well, Wilkins said. He credited the store management and employees for looking after the mother and child until the EMTs arrived.
The baby apparently arrived some weeks earlier than its due date.