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Woman Gives Birth While Waiting In Long Supermarket Line [WATCH]

A pregnant woman who was waiting to get groceries at a supermarket, suddenly went into labor and gave birth on the street, according to a video that was uploaded on the Internet.

The incident, its conclusion caught on video, serves as a stark reminder of the hardships Venezuelans face: standing in food lines for hours for rationed food and forced to handle medical emergencies with few resources.

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The details of the incident remain unknown, though, thanks to President Nicolás Maduro’s gross economic mismanagement and food rationing system, a Venezuelan can expect to stand in line for five to eight hours to gain entry to a supermarket. Often, whether or not the market still has the items the shopper expects to purchase is a gamble. The distressing situation has fed into a large underground market of goods such as laundry detergent, diapers, and basic food supplies.

The unidentified woman’s struggle surfaced on social media where a citizen activist posted a photo of the woman holding her child while sitting on the blood-stained asphalt.

“That is how this baby came to the world, on the middle of a line in Lahu Supermarket,” anti-government activist Vanessa Flores wrote on Twitter. The incident occurred in the city of Coro, Falcón state.

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Video later surfaced on YouTube of the final moments of the woman’s labor as emergency services personnel carried her and the infant away. A crowd of other individuals in the line to enter the supermarket had formed around her to ensure her safety and cheered when she gave birth.

 

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