Ga. county's '1st baby' born in Walmart restroom

Friday, Jan. 4, 2013 7:36 AM
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A Georgia county’s “first baby” of 2013 was born in a Walmart restroom, officials acknowledge.

The baby, a boy, was born Wednesday in the store outside Commerce, near Athens, when his 37-year-old mother unexpectedly went into labor about a month early.

Medics from Banks County responded to the store and found the baby and mother in the restroom.

“All we had do to was cut the umbilical cord,” EMT Scotty Mathis told a reporter for Fox 5 TV in Atlanta.

“We’re glad that the mom and baby seem to be doing well,” Walmart spokeswoman Ashley Hardie told The Athens Banner-Herald newspaper on Thursday. “We’ve been in contact with them and I know the store is sending flowers to congratulate both of them.”

Although the TV report made reference to the baby being the first born this year in Banks County, others point out the county does not have a hospital and most births take place in facilities elsewhere. Last year, the country recorded no births, officials said.

The baby and mother were transported to Athens Regional Medical Center.

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soapy_725
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soapy_725 01/04/13 - 08:08 am
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Why Not !!!
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Wally World has a monopoly on everything else. Maybe they can go into the "planned parenthood business". Not to mention that Wally World is already heavily subsidized by taxpayers dollars. Why? Because their employees receive more government assistance that any other corporation due to low wages and no benefits. So logically we are paying more when we shop at Wally World. We personally know a husband and wife who work at Wally World and with both incomes they remain below the poverty line. Surprise. Surprise.

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seenitB4 01/04/13 - 08:24 am
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Well welll

Welcome to the new world ......this baby will have a story to tell......see bathrooms come in handy..:)

Rolling Eyes
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Rolling Eyes 01/04/13 - 10:46 am
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Are they going to name him 'Wally'?

Congratulations to the family, I'm so glad that things went well. :)

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oneofthesane 01/04/13 - 10:55 am
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Medics from Banks County responded to the store and found the ba
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After all that you would think Walmart would hook her up with a ton of baby stuff. I mean having to give birth in a Walmart bathroom and it be all done by the time paramedics arrived? Geezus. No thank you.

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Willow Bailey 01/04/13 - 11:42 am
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I think ole Sam would have

I think ole Sam would have been disappointed in the response from this Walmart. Congratulations to mama & baby.

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pommom38 01/04/13 - 12:22 pm
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Just because

she had a baby there why should they give her tons of stuff?? They sent flowers. Response? What did you expect them to do?? She went into labor, nobody knew, and she had a healthy baby. Congrats to her.

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KSL 01/04/13 - 02:22 pm
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Yep, give her a ton of stuff

Yep, give her a ton of stuff and watch them line up to have their babies there.

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palmetto1008 01/04/13 - 03:50 pm
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"them??"
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"them??"

oneofthesane
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oneofthesane 01/04/13 - 04:02 pm
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Yep, give her a ton of stuff and watch them line up to have....
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yes, because that is what most women if none, would do.

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oneofthesane 01/04/13 - 04:09 pm
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she had a baby there why should they give her tons of stuff?????
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Take off your questions marks and you will have my answer to your question :) And anybody that has bore a child would know that it would be a horrible thing to have to do in a Walmart bathroom and worthy of free gifts for sure.

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rebellious 01/04/13 - 05:23 pm
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"Thatz a lot better" spoken like Lipless from JohnBoy and Billy)

than what I thought when I read the headline. I was certain it was a baby found in a trash can. Don't know why I thought that, but I did. Do women not have contractions anymore? You know, God's way of letting you know you bout to give birth! And wasn't it Sam Walton who said "I don't know nuttin bout birthin no babies"?

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Willow Bailey 01/04/13 - 07:48 pm
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Warm Fuzzies ALL over the place.

No amount of free stuff would encourage me to run on over to Walmart to deliver, I can assure you.

The idea of Walmart showering her with a few baby gifts is just fun, exciting, different and says loudly, WE AT Walmart celebrate LIFE!!!

KSL
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KSL 01/04/13 - 10:04 pm
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Rebel, this was evidently not

Rebel, this was evidently not her first. It can get to be quite quick.

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shrimp for breakfast 01/05/13 - 01:43 am
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Having a baby in Wal-Mart

I'll bet that's the highest honor a "child of the intellectually challenged " could possibly hope for.
What a story to tell their Kin.
"Guess what! Me and Cletis had our baby in Wal-mart!"
"I could have sworn he woulda been born in the barn seein as that's when I first started goin inta labor"

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Darby 01/23/13 - 10:28 pm
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"why should they give her tons of stuff??"

Why not? It's advertising they don't have to pay for.

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Darby 01/23/13 - 10:31 pm
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"And wasn't it Sam Walton who said...

"I don't know nuttin bout birthin no babies"?"

For those who really don't know, those famous words were spoken by Butterfly McQueen in the movie, ""Gone With the Wind". Ms McQueen was raised right here in Augusta and died here as well, tragically in a house fire.

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