Child enters the world in Salinas Wal-Mart bathroom
February 9, 2015
Salinas baby Asali Asante Robins exited her mother’s womb, not in a hospital bed, rather on the floor of a Wal-Mart bathroom. [Californian]
Wal-Mart employee Rosaline Madrid, 38, gave birth to Asali late last month after feeling leg pain at work. Madrid said during a press conference Thursday that she was used to working two jobs and merely thought she was tired from being on her feet.
Asali weighed only 1 pound and 14 ounces at birth, but Madrid says the baby is doing well. She is breathing, feeding and having normal bodily functions.
Madrid is unsure how far along she was in her pregnancy when she gave birth. Registered nurse Letty Rubalcava estimated that Madrid was at about 26 weeks.
Rubalcava, who worked 10 years as a hospital delivery nurse, delivered Asali in the Wal-Mart bathroom. Asali is one of about 500 babies Rubalcava has helped deliver.
In 2013, four mothers gave birth in U.S. Wal-Marts, Time Magazine reported.
Though not in Wal-Mart, Rubalcava had given birth twice previously. Her two other children, though, are in their early 20s.