Georgia woman gives birth in Kroger

Posted at 10:42 PM, Jan 22, 2015
and last updated 2015-01-22 22:44:56-05

LAWRENCEVILLE, GA — A Lawrenceville woman couldn’t make it to the hospital so she delivered her baby girl inside Kroger in Suwanee, Ga.

Andrew Ross was at work when his wife, Deborah, called him to let him know that she had started to feel some contractions.

“Close to about 4 p.m., she felt like they were starting to intensify, which was about the time I was able to leave work downtown,” said Andrew Ross.

Andrew Ross rushed home and realized quickly he needed to get his wife to the hospital.

But when they got in the car, they knew they weren’t going to have time to make it to the hospital.

“Deborah said, ‘we gotta get out of the car, we can’t make it any further,'” said Andrew Ross.

“I wasn’t even really thinking that she was about to be born. My main thought was that, “I don’t want to be in the car anymore,'” said Deborah Ross.

They stopped at Kroger, but didn’t have enough time to make it to the restroom.

“So, we got into the entrance of Kroger, and within about 90 seconds to 2 minutes, she was born,’ said Andrew Ross.

Deborah Ross delivered baby Cora in the area next to the buggies. She said the baby came quickly.

Cora Wien Ross was seven pounds when she was born on January 15.