A woman in the northern Colombian city of Barranquilla has given birth to a baby on a sidewalk, local newspaper El Heraldo reported Wednesday.
According to the newspaper, the woman was seen bleeding between her legs while walking through the Paraiso neighborhood in the north of the city.
Witnesses told the newspaper that by the time a woman approached the unidentified woman, the baby’s head already had come out of his mother’s vagina.
Neighbors immediately got the woman a plastic chair to finish giving birth to the boy. A nurse who happened to be nearby assisted the woman.
An ambulance arrived in minutes. Ambulance personnel cut the baby’s umbilical chord and transported the newly born and his mother to a nearby hospital.
A local physician told the newspaper the woman appeared to be suffering psychological issues and the baby appeared in good health.