SOUTH FORSYTH — A pregnant Kroger shopper left the store Thursday evening having delivered a baby girl in less time than it takes to complete a deli order.
The 34-year-old reportedly made a pit stop at the Peachtree Parkway/McGinnis Ferry Road location while en route to North Fulton Hospital for a routine checkup, according to Forsyth County Fire Division Chief Jason Shivers.
She told paramedics she wasn't due yet, but her daughter apparently thought otherwise.
Not long after she entered the store, the woman said she realized she was about to give birth, Shivers said.
By the time firefighters were called at 6:30 p.m., she was in labor. When they arrived just moments later, the newborn was already wrapped up.
Shivers said this was the woman's third child, which may have contributed to the short labor time.
He added that the woman and baby both appeared healthy, and the father was allowed to cut the umbilical cord before both were taken to Emory Johns Creek Hospital in good condition.
Online editor Jim Dean contributed to this story.