Here’s the exciting story from NineMSN about a young mother, 6-months pregnant, who unexpectedly gave birth in a McDonald’s bathroom on October 17.
A mother who gave birth in a McDonald’s bathroom in the US has made a remarkable homage to the fast food company, naming her newborn son ‘Ronald’ after its famed mascot.
Shardonnay Hill, 20, had stopped at a McDonald’s in Lake Walks with her family to use the bathroom when she unexpectedly went into labour, Bay News 9 reports. “She was only six months pregnant,” said the woman’s grandmother, Barbara Albert. After realising that Hill was going into labour, Albert called for help and asked employees to “go get some boxes and flatten them out and get her to lay down. She can’t have the baby over the toilet.”
A handful of McDonald’s staff surrounded Hill and helped to deliver the baby while on the phone to emergency crews. Despite the intense situation, employees remained calm as they followed instructions from the dispatcher, cradling the baby and even bursting the embryonic sac.
Five minutes into the six-minute labour the baby was born. At first the newborn wasn’t breathing, but thankfully by that time paramedics had arrived. “I just hope and pray that the baby will be ok,” said Albert. “She’s a young mother, it’s her first pregnancy , first baby. So she’s upset.”
The grandmother also revealed that on the birth certificate the baby’s name might be Joshua Murray, but he’ll be forever known for his nickname: Ronald McDonald. “That’s her [Hill’s] favourite restaurant and that’s what we need to call him.”
Mum and baby are still recovering in hospital.