Tanya St. Preux was pushing hard to get stuff done at the end of her pregnancy. The Georgia woman was due any day and just wanted to grab a few things at Target, so she stopped there, even though she was already feeling some contractions.
Also at that Target were labor and delivery nurse Caris Lockwood and her mom, who overheard St. Preux talking about her contractions. They convinced St. Preux to get checked at the hospital because she looked like she was in pain. But before the expecting mama even got to the front of the store with Lockwood, her water broke and the baby was on the way, fast!
Someone brought surgical gloves and towels and within seconds, a baby boy was born at Target, with Lockwood’s help. The healthy seven pound, a 10-ounce bundle of joy was swaddled in a fluffy, purple towel and mom and baby went to the hospital to be checked out.
“Caris was God-sent and amazing,” St Preux says. “She was sweet and caring and exceeded everyone’s expectations. She went way over far and beyond.”