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Bakersfield woman gives birth to baby in toilet

March 5, 2011 12:00:00 AM PST
A Bakersfield woman gave birth to her baby in a toilet when she went to use the bathroom Friday morning.

Just after 8 a.m., a very pregnant Melissa woke up to use the bathroom. During that time, she went into labor and gave birth to a baby boy.

Not exactly sure what to do to next, Melissa had a friend dial 911. Then, Melissa's boyfriend rushed in with a shoe string to tie off the umbilical cord.

Paramedics arrived a short time later to take the mom and the newborn to the hospital.

There was no official word on their condition.

This is Melissa's third child.