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Homeless Encampment Helps Deliver Baby In An Alley

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A homeless woman gave birth to a baby girl in an alley in South L.A. this morning. A baby girl was born in an alley behind a church at 47th Place at San Pedro Street this morning at 12:45 a.m., according to City News Service. Other members of the homeless encampment assisted the mother in the delivery. A news videographer on the scene said that while they were able to cut the umbilical cord, they were unable to clamp it. Firefighters soon responded and clamped the cord, then took the mother and her child to a nearby hospital.

Last summer, a pregnant woman in Compton attempted to take a shortcut through an alley, only to go into labor and deliver her own baby on an abandoned couch.