News / Utah / 

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

Estimated read time: 2-3 minutes

This archived news story is available only for your personal, non-commercial use. Information in the story may be outdated or superseded by additional information. Reading or replaying the story in its archived form does not constitute a republication of the story.

Brooke Walker ReportingA North Ogden woman had a very memorable moment in, of all places, Wal-Mart! 21-year old Brittany Miller was shopping there last Tuesday and left with a whole lot more than she bargained for.

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

Last week, Miller took home one item you would never find on a clearance shelf. Brittany Miller always said you could get almost anything at Wal-Mart...

Brittany Miller: "I guess you can even get babies at Wal-Mart. Grandma and I went shopping. I went in the bathroom and out she came!"

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

Bob Burnham, EMT: "The call came in for a woman having a baby in the restroom at Wal-Mart."

EMT Bob Burnham just happened to be across the street.

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

Bob Burnham: "They were in a stall, kind of cramped, so I got some shoelaces from the store to tie the cord off. I went to get the towels first and then the shoelaces."

Fair to say, delivering a baby was not part of this manager's job description.

Josh Garbanati, Assistant Mngr.: "I was sweating a lot. My heart was just racing. We just wanted to make sure that baby was going to be okay."

Woman Has Baby at Wal-Mart

And six pound, one ounce baby Kali was okay. She left the store wrapped up in, what else, a Wal-Mart Beach towel.

Brittany Miller: "I had no pain, nothing."

Nobody expects to have a baby in a store bathroom, but Miller claims she didn't even know she was pregnant. She had no morning sickness and no unusual movement -- even though doctors estimate she was a week overdue!

"They kept saying, 'We just had a little girl, we just had a little girl.' And we had to page grandma because she was shopping."

Grandma quickly called dad.

Brittany Miller: "He's like, 'What!' And I said, 'Grandma, tell him I had a baby.' And she's like, 'I'm trying, I'm trying.'"

Baby Kalie has already eaned the nickname "Marty", short for Wal-Mart, of course.


Catch up on the top news and features from, sent weekly.
By subscribing, you acknowledge and agree to's Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

KSL Weather Forecast