Colorado Teacher Gives Birth on Sidewalk in Front of School

September 9, 2019

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Last week in Denver, pregnant sixth-grade reading teacher Lindsay Agbalokwu had just finished presenting an award at an assembly when she started going into labor. "All of a sudden, it was just so much pressure and pain, I was like, 'I think she's coming now! I think we need to just call 911,'" Agbalokwu told KDVR-TV. She made it as far as the sidewalk in front of the school when a colleague laid sleeping bag on the pavement. WJBF-TV reports that the school's principal and dean handled the delivery until firefighters arrived and took over. The baby, a girl named Zara, was born at 8 pounds, 6 ounces. "When she was ready, she just said, 'Boom. I'm coming out,'" Agbalokwu said. "I think it will be indicative of her personality to come: that she will be a firecracker. She's going to do great things."