Woman Gives Birth While Shopping At Target

Heavily pregnant Tanya St. Preux Picault went shopping in her neighborhood Target store in North Georgia when she went into active labor.

Thankfully, Caris Lockwood, a labor and delivery nurse was also shopping with family members when her mother noticed a woman in labor. Lockwood immediately sprang into action! And as she was helping Picault get to the car, her water broke.

So, right by the store’s entrance, Lockwood delivered Picault’s baby: a healthy 7 lb., 10 oz. boy named Maleek.


Picault said she began feeling contractions after leaving a restroom. Soon after that, Lockwood’s mother, Lisa Bozeman, approached her. “I saw a very pregnant woman who looked to be in pain,” Bozeman said. “She mentioned that she needed to get a few things, then ‘might’ go to the hospital to be checked since her contractions seemed to be getting strong.”  she told FOX 5.

Not longer after, Boseman went back  to Picault to ask if her daughter who’s a labor and delivery nurse, come and look at her.

“God had her there for me that day,” Picault said. “She did such a great job. It was on the news, and I recorded it so I can show [Maleek] as he gets older.”



‘I didn’t think she was going to deliver that fast at first, but then she had a really painful contraction and her water broke. As a labor and delivery nurseI kind of knew what was about to happen’ Lockwood said.

Target has said: ‘We commend the nurses and medical team that jumped in to help and we’re happy to hear mother and baby are doing well.’

Picault and Lockwood said they’ve kept in touch since the birth.


The hospital shared a photo of the nurse and the new mom and her baby on Facebook, along with this caption: “An ordinary trip to Target quickly became extraordinary for Piedmont Atlanta Hospital labor and delivery nurse Caris Lockwood. Fellow shopper Tanya St. Preux went into active labor as she was shopping, so Caris jumped right in to deliver the 7-pound, 10-ounce healthy baby boy right there at the store’s entrance.”

“We’re happy to hear that the mother and baby are doing well and wish them all the best.”

Credits: ABC News  ;Fox5Atlanta


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