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Baby born in store parking lot

AKRON, OH (CNN) - After leaving the doctor's office, a woman gave birth to her baby in a parking lot after being informed she had plenty of time to get to the hospital.

"When we got out here, we could quickly see there was a woman who was getting ready to have a baby," said Dan Flowers, a food bank employee. "The paramedics were there right away when we got outside, and they just jumped right into action."

A very pregnant Erika Ostapowicz was at her weekly doctor's visit when she felt like she was having contractions. Her doctor told her since her water had not broken, she should have plenty of time to get to the hospital.

Ostapowicz and her husband were on the road when she felt the baby coming. Her husband called 911, and dispatchers told him to pull the car into a safe place.

That turned out to be the parking lot of a food bank.

"She walked over, opened the door and I said, 'I have to push,' and she said, 'Go ahead,' and she caught her," Ostapowicz said. "She caught her, I mean it was just like a pop, and that was it."

Ostapowicz and her baby are both doing fine.

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