A shocking video shows a woman giving birth standing up after unexpectedly going into labour while out shopping – before calmly walking home with her baby. The infant dropped to the ground and is seen flailing at the new mother’s feet as anxious voices are heard calling for help. The dramatic birth happened in the city of Yunfu in southern China , where stunned onlookers saw the newborn’s sudden arrival as the mother browsed for fruit and vegetables.
She began screaming after her waters broke, and just a few seconds later the newborn dropped from between her legs, leaving her long dress stained in blood. Despite the ordeal, the woman – believed to be in her 30s – refused a ride to hospital for further checks, opting instead to walk home with the baby in one arm and her shopping in the other.
Disbelieving shoppers called an ambulance, and nurses arrived shortly after the baby’s arrival to help the new mum cut the umbilical cord. The child was placed on a chair as medics cleaned it and handed it back to the mother, who witnesses said remained standing the whole time and did not appear to be tired.
After confirming that the newborn was healthy, an offer by ambulance staff to take the mother to hospital was rebuffed, with the woman instead opting to walk home. Reports in China said she wanted to save money. Footage of the woman walking home while carrying the baby has gone viral.