FORT WAYNE, Ind. (WANE) – An Indiana fast food work helped deliver a baby girl in the restaurant’s parking lot Friday.
Wendy’s restaurant General Manager Barbara Umlor said it all started when a man came into the restaurant around 1:40 p.m. asking to use the phone and that his niece was going into labor.
“He said he didn’t know what to do,” Umlor told WANE-TV. “He said that her water had broken and the baby was on the way.”
Umlor called 911 and sent her most experienced mom, Shanetta Stewart, out to help.
In just a few minutes, the little girl was born.
“At first I thought it was a joke,” Stewart said. “That was until I saw people running out the door. When I got out there, I saw a woman in a lot of pain.”
Stewart said she doesn’t have any medical training, but as a mother of six, she knew what to do.
“I said on the next contraction, I said push,” said Stewart after she and some others got the expectant mother more comfortable in the vehicle.
She continued, “She did that and the baby’s head came out. I said if you have another contraction, just push again. I’m not sure she had another contraction or not, but that baby was out.”
Other Wendy’s workers brought out towels to clean the baby up.
Police and emergency crews later arrived and mother Elizabeth Bivens and newborn Kiersten were transported to a local hospital.
Both are doing well.