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Colleagues help mother give birth at used car dealership in Lakewood

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LAKEWOOD, Colo. (KDVR) – A pregnant woman gave birth three weeks earlier, but luckily her colleagues stepped in to help.

She gave birth in the washroom at the CarHop auto sales office in Lakewood.

Second-time mom Jalisha was about to leave work to go to a baby shower when her own baby just couldn’t wait.

This little cabbage is only 2 days old and already has the story of a lifetime.

“Never in a million years have I felt like it was a movie,” Jalisha Maxey-Deveraux said. “I called my husband. I think they are real contractions at this point; they are no longer Braxton Hicks.

It was around those times when Maxey-Deveraux knew her unborn baby’s story was about to start a bit early, her colleagues unexpectedly became part of her birth story.

“She was definitely having a contraction,” said Libbie Roan, the head of CarHop. “I knocked on the door and asked her if she was okay. She said to me ‘Yeah, I think I might be in labor’ and I was like ‘OK’!

“There’s a lot of screaming and a lot of… I don’t mean anger… but the pain continues. A big part, on my side, was just just staying calm, trying to keep her calm and trying to keep her breathing, ”said Jacob Cloutier.

“We didn’t have towels… we’re a business, we weren’t in the baby business,” Roan said. “So we didn’t have a lot of supplies. ”

Cool, calm and serene Cloutier was able to use the experience of having her own son to help this mother give birth to her daughter.

Baby Jhersi is tiny and weighs only 5 pounds. 9 ounces but is healthy.

“The West Metro Fire Department showed up after I grabbed the baby,” Cloutier said. “I’m just so thankful that there weren’t any complications.”

“There is so much that could happen in this situation and it all turned out perfectly, very quickly,” Roan said.

Back home on maternity leave, the mother of two is grateful to her colleagues.

“He got up and did what he had to do and helped me and I really appreciate him because I don’t know if it would have been okay if he hadn’t”, said declared Maxey-Deveraux.

This story is definitely that of a mom, dad Broadrick, and the CarHop team won’t soon forget.

“Maybe I wouldn’t put that on my CV, but on my Life CV. It will definitely be a story that I would tell my children and my grandchildren, ”said Cloutier. “Everyone I know. ”

“I don’t know where it fits on a CV, but I’m going to lock it down and keep it as one of my most treasured memories,” Roan said.

The baby, only wrapped in the mother’s coat, felt a bit cold and had low blood sugar when she arrived at the hospital, but the baby and mom are doing very well now.