When a nurse from Georgia went to Target to do some shopping, she was not expecting that she would be put to work! She was shopping through the aisles of the popular box store when another customer needed her help, and she didn't hesitate to step in.
Mother-to-be, Tanya St. Preux, was on a routine trip to Target when she went into labor. While having her baby in a Target store wasn't her first choice, she was lucky that Caris Lockwood was in the next aisle.
Lockwoock was shopping with her sister and mother when St. Preux went into labor. She immediately jumped into action, sending her sister inside for sterile gloves and towels.
Lockwood is a labor and delivery nurse and was able to successfully help St. Preux deliver her child right in the entrance of the store. St. Preux gave birth to a boy who weighed 7 lb 10 oz.
"Caris was God-sent and amazing. She was sweet and caring and exceeded everyone’s expectations. She went way over far and beyond,” Lockwood said.
Lockwood's coworker, Natalie Craford, was happy to commend their fellow nurse, saying that “If anyone is going to deliver a baby in a parking lot, she’s the one to do it!”
"We feel so blessed to have been part of this,” Lockwood’s mother, Lisa Bozeman, said of the incident. “We have visited the family at the hospital and their home, and plan to have a lifetime of friendship with them. We love that they are calling us family!”
Congratulations to the new mom! So glad Lockwood was able to be there when you needed her!