Friday, February 16, 2007

Quick delivery: newborn ends up in mother's sweatpants outside Pa. hospital

CONNELLSVILLE, Pa. (AP) - A woman gave birth to a boy outside a western Pennsylvania hospital - a delivery that happened so quickly that the newborn wound up in his mother's sweatpants.

"It happened so fast," Rebecca Johnson, 24, told the Daily Courier in Connellsville. "I didn't know what happened until he was in my pant leg."

Johnson had just got out of the car at Highlands Hospital in Connellsville and was still in the parking lot when her five-pound, 15-ounce son, Mason Matthew Parkinson, arrived Wednesday.

An emergency room physician cut the umbilical cord in the parking lot, and doctors attended to Johnson until she could be taken to Uniontown Hospital, which has a maternity unit.

Mason, Johnson's fourth child, was doing well.

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