Panic as two mothers forced to give birth under an oak tree in a parking lot after bomb scare evacuated hospital
Two women on the brink of giving birth were forced to evacuate an Alabama hospital after it received multiple bomb threats – and ended up having their babies in the parking lot.
Tessa Kilgore, 21, and an unidentified woman were among 76 patients evacuated from Walker Baptist Medical Center in Jasper about 8.30am Friday, with one of the threats targeted at the hospital.
The Oakwood resident had just started pushing when she was wheeled outside, delivering her baby Kylie under an oak tree as the bomb squad stormed the hospital.
Beautiful bundle: Baby Kylie was born amidst chaos as 76 patients at Walker Baptist Medical Center were evacuated due to a bomb threat
The first-time mother panicked as her medical team and child’s father, La’Darrick Babbs, shielded her from prying eyes with blankets.
Within 30 minutes, her daughter Kylie Babbs was born weighing five pounds, eight ounces.
At first I didn’t know if I was supposed to push or not,’ the new mom told
Daily Mountain Eagle.
‘I was scared, especially when they put up the blankets around me taking me to the parking lot.
‘It was just crazy.
Mother and child were then taken to Alabama Outpatient Surgery Center after the safe birth.
‘By the time she was born, I didn’t care who was around and watching,’ Kilgore said.
‘It was quicker than I thought it would be.’
Frenzy: Tessa Kilgore gave birth to her first child surrounded by this
As Kilgore gave birth, the bomb squad swept the entire hospital, which was cleared for re-entry several hours later.
Police said they had information about the possible suspect who called in the threat but could not release it at this time.
‘We do have an investigative team that is working on the source of this threat,’ Jasper Police Chief Connie Rowe told Fox 6.
‘We have contacted ATF and other federal agencies to assist.’
Official: Jasper Police Department tweets that two babies were born outside the evacuated hospital
Several hours after the bomb threat, Jasper Police Department tweeted that two babies had been born in the hospital parking lot during the frenzied evacuation.
However details of that delivery, and the identity of the mother, have not been made public.
However Jasper Police Department and Walker Baptist Medical Center were not available for comment.
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