|Kylie Babbs was born in hospital parking lot amidst a bomb scare -WBRC|
Every birth story has elements of drama, but Kylie Babbs’s might have more than average. The infant was born on July 5 in an Alabama hospital parking lot, just moments after mom Tessa Kilgore was evacuated from the Walker Baptist Medical Center— along with 75 other patients—because of a bomb threat.
“It was scary. I didn’t know if I was going to have to hold her in until we got back inside or what,” Kilgore, 21, told Yahoo! Shine, adding that her baby had come a week ahead of schedule. “I was just like, Are you serious? I was freaking out inside.”
|Parents Tessa Kilgore & Kylie Babbs – WBRC|
Kilgore was in active labor in the hospital’s delivery room at 8:30am last Friday when the Walker County hospital received a bomb threat—one of many in the area that morning, according to WBRC. That forced staffers to evacuate its patients to various places, including the parking lot, a surgery center across the street, and a downtown Jasper community building.
“The employees responded just remarkably. We have an internal disaster code that we followed,” hospital spokesperson Renae McKinney told Shine. “We’re just glad everything turned out as positively as it did. We had no medical complications to speak of.” She added that, as of July 8, no arrests had yet been made in connection with the bomb threats.