Polk mom gives birth to baby in hospital elevator

A baby decided to make her entrance to the world in an elevator, between the second and third floors.

Mom Amanda Lumsden gave birth to Addison Lumsden in a hospital elevator .

A pregnant Polk County mother was probably pretty thankful the elevators at a Plant City hospital were working okay this week. That’s because her unborn baby decided to make her entrance to the world in an elevator, between the second and third floors.

Little Addison Lumsden was born in an elevator at South Florida Baptist Hospital on June 18.

Mom Amanda Lumsden of Lakeland, thought she was prepared for the delivery of her second child. She was scheduled to be induced at the hospital on June 18. But little Addison had other plans.

When she went into labor on Thursday, Lumsden and her husband, Jeffrey, drove straight to the hospital’s ER where she told the registrar, “I need to go upstairs now!”

Hospital workers helped put Lumsden in a wheelchair and started heading upstairs. As the elevator doors closed behind them on their way to the hospitals’ labor and delivery unit, nature took its course. Baby Addison made her entrance to the world between the second and third floors.

“It was an interesting delivery,” said Lumsden of the unusual experience.

Both mother and daughter are doing fine.

South Florida Baptist Hospital is located at 301 N. Alexander St. in Plant City.

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