The mother of a pregnant woman who was forced to go into labor at Wal-Mart’s tire store in North Carolina says the retailer should have put her in a different position.
“I had no idea how long it would take,” Marcy Johnson said.
“I was told that Wal-Marts tire store was not supposed to be pregnant and that I needed to be on a different floor.”
The store was supposed to have been open 24 hours a day, seven days a week.
I had to walk to the back of the store and go up to the driver’s side to find a tire.
“They said I needed a medical reason to go there, but it didn’t take long.
I couldn’t go in there for an hour.”
The mom of a newborn was taken into custody when she got home from work early Sunday morning.
The baby’s mother was on the way to the hospital for emergency surgery.
Johnson said the hospital told her that if she had a child who was born premature, the child would need to be put into neonatal intensive care and placed in a neonatal unit.
“You’re not supposed the child to be in the same room as the mother,” Johnson said, “and it was just a big surprise.”
The baby is now with the mother and is in good condition.
The woman is still undergoing surgery and is expected to make a full recovery, according to a Wal-mart spokeswoman.
Johnson said she’s still feeling the effects of the incident, but she is thankful that the situation was caught on tape.
“It makes me feel like I’m not alone,” Johnson added.
“Wal-Mart needs to take responsibility for what happened.
I would have never done that.”
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