By the time a baby’s due date comes around, most expectant parents have every last detail of the impending birth planned to a T.
Yet when one California mom suddenly went into labor and rapidly started giving birth, her entire birth plan went out the window. The woman’s mother was forced to run outside of her home and enlist the help of the first person she saw, who happened to be their neighbor, Jordan Walker.
Walker’s boyfriend called 911, and she ran up into her neighbor’s apartment and found the woman in the middle of giving birth in the bathtub. “I found her in the bathtub with half the baby already out, feet first,” said Walker. “So I just got in the bathtub with her, and I was just telling her she needs to push.”
After a few more pushes, the baby came out, but Walker saw the umbilical cord was wrapped around the baby’s neck three times and was suffocating him. “At that moment in time he wasn’t breathing and blue,” said Walker. “We just took the umbilical cord off his neck and I held him upside down and I was patting his back. A minute later I started hearing him make some noise and started crying.”
“I’ve never worked in pediatrics with kids, labor delivery, nothing like that at all,” Walker said after delivering and reviving the 7-pound, 1-ounce baby named Ezekiel. “I’m so thankful to God for being there and for guiding me through that.”
Watch the entire video below to see how this quick-thinking woman was able to save the newborn baby.
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[Featured image: KSWB/CNN]