Minnesota mom gives birth on sidewalk outside hospitalElissa Simonson didn't quite make it to a Maple Grove hospital for the birth of her third child. But, she was very close.
By: Associated Press report, Associated Press
MAPLE GROVE, Minn. — Elissa Simonson didn't quite make it to a Maple Grove hospital for the birth of her third child. But, she was very close.
Simonson and her husband, Josh, knew the birth of their baby was imminent as they walked up the sidewalk to Maple Grove Hospital Tuesday. But as they neared the entrance, Elissa knew she couldn't make it inside. Josh said his wife got down on her knees next to a bench as he bolted into the hospital to find help.
By the time her husband ran back outside with medical personnel, Elissa had given birth, behind the bench. Mother and baby were rushed inside. KARE-TV reported that both are doing well. McKenna Rose weighed in at just over 5 pounds.