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Teenager Gives Birth at Home

Teenager Delivers Baby and Walks to Hospital

I read a plethora of new mommy books and took birthing and baby classes, but I don't think I could have delivered my own child like one California teen did.

To learn about her story,


Embarrassed and frightened by her expectant status, Xochitl Parra, 17, kept her pregnancy a secret.

When the high school sophomore began to get ready for a typical school day, she knew something was different. In the shower feeling contractions and fearing what was to come, Xochitl sat down and pushed baby Alejandro out into the world.

She quickly wrapped him in a blanket though they were still attached by the umbilical cord and walked the new baby and the placenta to the hospital four blocks away.

According to an Associated Press article both baby boy and mother are doing well.

Do you think you would have handled a solo home birth as well as this teen?


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