Mother talks about giving birth in hospital parking lot - WVTM-TV Birmingham, AL

Mother talks about giving birth in hospital parking lot

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Around 8:30 Friday morning, a bomb threat to Walker Baptist Medical Center forced patients and staff to evacuate the building. For Tessa Kilgore, the call to leave came while she was in labor.

"We all had to hurry up and get outside, and I had already started pushing."

Tessa was taken out to the hospital parking lot. She had hoped to be back inside the building by the time she delivered, but her baby had other plans.

At 9:23 Friday morning, Kylie Jordan Babbs was born underneath the shade of an oak tree in the parking lot of Walker Baptist Medical Center.

After Kylie was born, the family says she was held up as everyone around clapped and cheered. Soon after, Tessa and Kylie were taken across the street to the hospital's outpatient surgery center where they waited until they could reenter the hospital.

The baby's great grandmother, Betty Babbs was in the hospital parking lot to support Tessa during the birth. She said she is thankful for the successful outcome.

"It was just a blessing you know. Everything just went smooth and God was just watching over them and he really took care of them."

The tree where Kylie was born is decorated with a pink bow and a card that reads "Tree of Life." Kylie's grandfather, Michael Kilgore has already come up with a nickname to go along with her birth.

"I was going to give her the nickname shady, but I think I'm going to call her Oakley."

As for Tessa, she's already preparing to one day tell this amazing story to her daughter.

"When she asks where she was born I'm going to say you were born in a parking lot under a tree. She's probably going to think I'm lying, but I'll show her proof I guess."

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