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Denver teacher delivers baby on sidewalk outside school

Posted at 10:33 PM, Sep 06, 2019
and last updated 2019-09-07 16:57:56-04

DENVER -- A Denver teacher started the school year with new life -- as in, she actually gave birth on the sidewalk outside the school building.

Lindsay Agbalokwu was not due until Sept. 17, so when she felt a possible contraction this Tuesday, she went to school as usual.

The sixth-grade reading teacher at DSST: Conservatory Green in Stapleton even presented an award in an assembly before she realized she needed to get to a hospital.

"Then 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,'" said Agbalokwu.

Her friend, 7th grade reading teacher Marissa Kast, put down a sleeping bag as principal Natalie Lewis and Dean Chris Earls got ready to deliver the baby. At the last minute, firefighters stepped in to finish the speed delivery after just a few pushes.

"I just like randomly think about it and text my mom, 'I just gave birth on the sidewalk outside my school!' This is so crazy!" she said with a smile.

Little Zara couldn't wait to come into this world, weighing eight pounds and six ounces.

"When she was ready, she just said, 'Boom. I'm coming out,'" said Agbalokwu. "I think it will be indicative of her personality to come. That she will be a firecracker. She's going to do great things."