Alone in Car, Fort Worth Mom Gives Birth in Hospital Parking Garage

Paul Valen Gomez Jr. came into this world Friday morning at Texas Health Harris Methodist Hospital Fort Worth, just as his mother planned.Not in mom's plan? Giving birth in her car in the hospital parking garage.Natalie Diaz of Fort Worth said she started having contractions about 2:30 a.m. They were coming about 10 minutes apart, and a call to the midwife reassured her there was no rush. "Take your time; take a warm bath," the midwife told Diaz, 23.Diaz took a shower and the contractions came faster and stronger. When they were four minutes apart, Diaz and her fiancé, Paul Gomez, dropped her two kids at her mom's house and headed for the hospital about 6:30 a.m.From there, things happened a little faster than they figured.By the time they pulled into the parking garage, Diaz was pulling down her pants.Her shocked fiancé grabbed a pillow. "Cover yourself! There are people here!" Gomez told her. "Babe, we're gonna make it," he reassured her."No, we're not," Diaz said.  Continue reading...

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