Stand and deliver! Woman who went grocery shopping stops to give birth as stunned onlookers rush to help
- The incident took place in Yunfu, China’s Guangdong province on September 2
- Footage shows the woman suddenly giving birth on the street while standing
- As soon as the baby is delivered, she carries the newborn home
A shocking video shows a woman giving birth standing up after unexpectedly going into labour while out shopping – before calmly walking home with her baby.
The infant dropped to the ground and is seen flailing at the new mother’s feet as anxious voices are heard calling for help.
The dramatic birth happened in the city of Yunfu in southern China , where stunned onlookers saw the newborn’s sudden arrival as the mother browsed for fruit and vegetables.
She began screaming after her waters broke, and just a few seconds later the newborn dropped from between her legs, leaving her long dress stained in blood.
Onlookers were stunned when the woman suddenly went into labour and her baby fell from between her legs and dropped onto the ground
Despite the ordeal, the woman – believed to be in her 30s – refused a ride to hospital for further checks, opting instead to walk home with the baby in one arm and her shopping in the other.
Disbelieving shoppers called an ambulance, and nurses arrived shortly after the baby’s arrival to help the new mum cut the umbilical cord.
The child was placed on a chair as medics cleaned it and handed it back to the mother, who witnesses said remained standing the whole time and did not appear to be tired.
Incredibly medics found the baby was healthy after its sudden birth, and the mother – who did not appear tired despite the ordeal – refused further treatment
Footage of the woman strolling home with the newborn baby in one arm and her shopping in the other has gone viral
After confirming that the newborn was healthy, an offer by ambulance staff to take the mother to hospital was rebuffed, with the woman instead opting to walk home.
Reports in China said she wanted to save money.
Footage of the woman walking home while carrying the baby has gone viral.