Go Back  DVD Talk Forum > General Discussions > Other Talk
Reload this Page >

Woman has baby at Wal-Mart, did not know she was pregnant

Other Talk "Otterville" plus Religion/Politics

Woman has baby at Wal-Mart, did not know she was pregnant

Old 07-07-06, 10:16 AM
  #1  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Nazgul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Jayhawk Central, Kansas
Posts: 7,125
Woman has baby at Wal-Mart, did not know she was pregnant

Heh? How could you not know?

http://www.ksl.com/?nid=148&sid=344619

A North Ogden woman had a very memorable moment in, of all places, Wal-Mart! 21-year old Brittany Miller was shopping there last Tuesday and left with a whole lot more than she bargained for.



Last week, Miller took home one item you would never find on a clearance shelf. Brittany Miller always said you could get almost anything at Wal-Mart...

Brittany Miller: "I guess you can even get babies at Wal-Mart. Grandma and I went shopping. I went in the bathroom and out she came!"



Bob Burnham, EMT: "The call came in for a woman having a baby in the restroom at Wal-Mart."

EMT Bob Burnham just happened to be across the street.



Bob Burnham: "They were in a stall, kind of cramped, so I got some shoelaces from the store to tie the cord off. I went to get the towels first and then the shoelaces."

Fair to say, delivering a baby was not part of this manager's job description.

Josh Garbanati, Assistant Mngr.: "I was sweating a lot. My heart was just racing. We just wanted to make sure that baby was going to be okay."



And six pound, one ounce baby Kali was okay. She left the store wrapped up in, what else, a Wal-Mart Beach towel.

Brittany Miller: "I had no pain, nothing."

Nobody expects to have a baby in a store bathroom, but Miller claims she didn't even know she was pregnant. She had no morning sickness and no unusual movement -- even though doctors estimate she was a week overdue!

"They kept saying, 'We just had a little girl, we just had a little girl.' And we had to page grandma because she was shopping."

Grandma quickly called dad.

Brittany Miller: "He's like, 'What!' And I said, 'Grandma, tell him I had a baby.' And she's like, 'I'm trying, I'm trying.'"

Baby Kalie has already eaned the nickname "Marty", short for Wal-Mart, of course.
Nazgul is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:26 AM
  #2  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Vibiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 13,675
How is it you don't know you're pregnant when you're a week overdue?
Vibiana is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:27 AM
  #3  
Moderator
 
Groucho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2000
Location: Salt Lake City, Utah
Posts: 70,586
The bigger surprise would be finding a 21-year-old girl in Utah who ISN'T pregnant.
Groucho is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:29 AM
  #4  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2003
Location: Lyon Estates
Posts: 10,795
she must have already been fat or something. I'd imagine even the dumbest of people would be able to notice something growing inside them. that's like not realizing your nose falling off.
dick_grayson is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:31 AM
  #5  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,207
Originally Posted by dick_grayson
she must have already been fat or something. I'd imagine even the dumbest of people would be able to notice something growing inside them. that's like not realizing your nose falling off.
Ignoring the REALLY obvious things (getting fat, etc)....uhm, not having your period for 9 months....

-p
NotThatGuy is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:33 AM
  #6  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Ferment
Posts: 19,548
What kind of idiot couldn't tell she was pregnant. As Peddy pointed out, hello? No period for nine months? That's a dead giveaway, isn't it? Especially for a young woman.
mllefoo is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:34 AM
  #7  
DVD Talk God
 
kvrdave's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: Pacific NW
Posts: 86,200
TO be fair, I would be this happens at wal-mart a lot.
kvrdave is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:38 AM
  #8  
DVD Talk Hero
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Words
Posts: 28,207
At Walmart.......'nough said. The last time I went to a walmart I wanted to burn the motherfucker down because of the obnoxious shoppers in there. I was looking for a FW deal and decided to brave it. I did go to one walmart that was really nice (on par with target), but that was in a really yuppy town. They sold 5-6 diff types of plasmas and carried a bunch of higher-end stuff.....unlike the ones around here.

-p
NotThatGuy is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:47 AM
  #9  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Vibiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 13,675
Originally Posted by pedagogue
At Walmart....... They sold 5-6 diff types of plasmas
Wal-Mart sells blood plasma, too? What's next? "Irv ... hip replacement in Aisle 4!"

Vibiana is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 10:54 AM
  #10  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2001
Location: Indianapolis, IN
Posts: 6,274
Originally Posted by Josh Garbanati, Assistant Mngr.
I was sweating a lot. My heart was just racing. We just wanted to make sure that baby was going to be okay.
Kind of late for that Josh. Once it's being born in a Walmart out of someone fat/dumb enough to not know they're pregnant, the little gal's probably got about zero chances of being ok. I guess at least she'll have an interesting story to tell the store's customers when they're coming through her line 20-some years down the road.

Originally Posted by mllefoo
What kind of idiot couldn't tell she was pregnant. As Peddy pointed out, hello? No period for nine months? That's a dead giveaway, isn't it? Especially for a young woman.
I think it's fairly normal for morbidly obese women to have irregular/non-existent periods. A friend of a friend of mine is an OB nurse and has this horrible story she likes to tell about some extremely fat woman that came into the ER in labor, with no idea she was even pregnant. They had to do a C-section and my friend's friend got stuck holding back rolls of cut-open flab while other nurses hosed the area out so the dr. could get to the baby.

Last edited by maxfisher; 07-07-06 at 10:58 AM.
maxfisher is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 11:05 AM
  #11  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Vibiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 13,675
Originally Posted by maxfisher
I think it's fairly normal for morbidly obese women to have irregular/non-existent periods.
That's because a lot of us fatsos have polycystic ovarian syndrome. However, if you have a single clue about your body and the way it's supposed to work, you would realize that not having a period is not a good thing, and you would (it is to be hoped) hie your ass to a doctor. But we've already established that this woman was not, shall we say, a brain trust for the generation to come.
Vibiana is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 11:14 AM
  #12  
DVD Talk God
 
twikoff's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2000
Location: Right Behind You!!!
Posts: 79,497
i bet she knew and either didnt want to tell the father (or didnt know who it was) or didnt want to tell her parents
twikoff is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 11:16 AM
  #13  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Location: Lompoc, CA
Posts: 11,460
I'm hoping against hope that most young, stupid, morbidly obese women who drop babies without realizing they were pregnant *don't* go on to squash them by mistake in the first few months.
adamblast is online now  
Old 07-07-06, 11:23 AM
  #14  
DVD Talk Platinum Edition
 
Join Date: Mar 2004
Location: Peoples Republik of Kalifornia
Posts: 3,382
Here is another example of this situation:

http://forum.dvdtalk.com/showthread.php?t=428462
ukywyldcat is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 11:49 AM
  #15  
DVD Talk Ultimate Edition
 
covenant's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2001
Posts: 4,880
Originally Posted by adamblast
I'm hoping against hope that most young, stupid, morbidly obese women who drop babies without realizing they were pregnant *don't* go on to squash them by mistake in the first few months.
it's happened....a lot.
covenant is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:07 PM
  #16  
DRG
DVD Talk Legend
 
Join Date: Aug 1999
Location: ND
Posts: 13,399
If you watch the video at the link, she's not even obese. Maybe slightly overweight, but not some huge girl.

And in a Wal-Mart bathroom? Those are some of the filthiest places out there.
DRG is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:14 PM
  #17  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Charlie Goose's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Location: Sesame Street (the apt. next to Bob's)
Posts: 20,199
Let's look at the good thing, at least she didn't leave the baby in the rest room garbage can and split like nothing happened.
Charlie Goose is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:15 PM
  #18  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
Thread Starter
 
Nazgul's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Jayhawk Central, Kansas
Posts: 7,125
I saw the video and I didn't think she looked morbidly obese at all.
Nazgul is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:15 PM
  #19  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Jan 2001
Location: Los Angeles
Posts: 5,656
I just can't stop staring at this guy:
FinkPish is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:16 PM
  #20  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Minor Threat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2000
Posts: 13,733
Originally Posted by kvrdave
TO be fair, I would be this happens at wal-mart a lot.

STOP SPEAKING IN TONGUES!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Minor Threat is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:21 PM
  #21  
DVD Talk Special Edition
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Out of the sandbox!
Posts: 1,609
Originally Posted by Nazgul
Bob Burnham: "They were in a stall, kind of cramped, so I got some shoelaces from the store to tie the cord off. I went to get the towels first and then the shoelaces."

And six pound, one ounce baby Kali was okay. She left the store wrapped up in, what else, a Wal-Mart Beach towel.
I wonder if they enforced the "no merchandise permitted beyond this point" sign and made them pay for the items first....
GIjon213 is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:30 PM
  #22  
DVD Talk Hero
 
El Scorcho's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 39,624
Once the childbirth was complete, a SSN was immediately issued and the child was taken to the backroom to watch a Wal-Mart training video and then put to work.
El Scorcho is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:40 PM
  #23  
DVD Talk Legend
 
Vibiana's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Living in a van down by the river
Posts: 13,675
Originally Posted by El Scorcho
Once the childbirth was complete, a SSN was immediately issued and the child was taken to the backroom to watch a Wal-Mart training video and then put to work.
Vibiana is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:43 PM
  #24  
DVD Talk Limited Edition
 
Join Date: Apr 2001
Location: Memphis, TN
Posts: 5,582
When are the local OB/GYNs going to start picketing Wal-Mart and accusing them of trying to push solo practitioners out of business?
Turd Ferguson is offline  
Old 07-07-06, 12:52 PM
  #25  
DVD Talk Gold Edition
 
Join Date: Jun 2000
Posts: 2,102
here's her picture:

orangerory is offline  

Thread Tools
Search this Thread

Archive Advertising Cookie Policy Privacy Statement Terms of Service

Copyright 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands. All rights reserved. Use of this site indicates your consent to the Terms of Use.