Baby survives hectic birth inside Cañon City Walmart

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CAÑON CITY, Colo. — A baby was born inside a Colorado Walmart on Saturday afternoon, and thanks to quick thinking from a store employee, the newborn survived the hectic delivery.

According to the Cañon City Daily Record, an unidentified woman went into labor inside the Walmart and delivered the baby around 2:10 p.m. in one of the store’s restrooms.

Walmart employee reportedly Monica LeDoux found the baby’s mother and grandmother panicking shortly thereafter, as the baby was not breathing. Neither woman knew how to perform CPR, so LeDoux told the newspaper she stepped in.

“The baby was purple,” LeDoux told the Daily Record. “All I did was just give it mouth to mouth, and he started moving and he pinked up a little bit. He started breathing, so he did good.”

LeDoux said she heard from doctors that the baby, who she believes to be a boy, is now in good health and breathing on his own the Colorado Springs area.

Efforts made by the Daily Record to get in touch with the newborn’s mother were deterred by medical personnel in Cañon City and Colorado Springs, who are not permitted to comment on patients due to HIPAA laws.

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