March 11, 2014
DENVER (AP) - There wasn't time to look up any books on
obstetrics before a woman gave birth in the Denver Public Library.
Library spokeswoman Celeste Jackson said the woman walked into
the library Tuesday, said she had been riding a city bus and was in
She gave birth just inside the library entrance.
Staffers and security guards helped until paramedics arrived and
took the mother and newborn girl to Denver Health Medical Center.
Jackson said staffers didn't yet know their names but they want
to send flowers. She says, "It's never happened before."
Hospital spokeswoman Betty Rueda said the mother was in good
condition Tuesday evening. She declined to release information on
the baby, citing privacy rules.
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