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McMiracle: Baby born in bathroom of Florida McDonald's

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Ben Hooper
A nurse having lunch at a Florida McDonald's ended up helping a woman give birth in the eatery's bathroom. File Photo by Billie Jean Shaw/UPI
A nurse having lunch at a Florida McDonald's ended up helping a woman give birth in the eatery's bathroom. File Photo by Billie Jean Shaw/UPI

SARASOTA, Fla., Dec. 27 (UPI) -- A nurse having lunch with her mother at a McDonald's in Florida ended up helping to deliver a baby boy in the eatery's bathroom.

April Jones, whose mother works as a cashier at the McDonald's on Tamiami Trail in Sarasota, said she met her mother at the store for lunch about 10 a.m. Dec. 17 when she heard a call for help.

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"A man came out of the bathroom screaming, 'she's pregnant! She's pregnant!'" Jones told WWSB-TV.

The man was Sean Jordan, and his wife, Cathy Jordan, was giving birth in the restaurant's bathroom.

Cathy Jordan said she was surprised to go into labor during what she thought would be a normal trip to the bathroom.

"I felt the baby's head. This scream came out of me came, from my toes, quite the scream. The whole restaurant heard it. Somebody in the other stall asked if I was ok I said 'No I'm having a baby,'" Cathy Jordan told WTSP-TV.

Jones said she placed the mother on two jackets and the baby came quickly.

"It all happened very fast," Jones said. "She pushed, then pushed again and the baby was out. At first, he was blue and not breathing. That's when the paramedics came."

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Jones and Sean Jordan assisted as the the paramedics worked to free the baby from the umbilical cord around his neck and encourage him to breathe.

"I had oxygen on the baby's face, and he gave a gulp of air ... Best sound of my life," Sean Jordan said. "To be sitting there, thinking going to lose your child and to hear the baby breath ... the best feeling ... changed my life."

Jones said she was relieved to see the baby breathe.

"By that time, the baby breathed like he was a fish out of water," Jones said. "Emergency officials took over from there."

Cathy Jordan was rushed to the hospital, with Sean Jordan and Jones following in the couple's car.

"He's perfect -- 10 fingers, 10 toes, beautiful dimples. He's got a full head of hair," Cathy Jordan said of newborn Parker, who weighed in at 5 pounds and 9 ounces.

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