ALL NEWS

Utah baby delivered in a hospital parking lot

Nov 4, 2021, 11:46 AM | Updated: 12:05 pm
Utah baby parking lot...
Former ER nurse Tami and new mother Shelby with newborn baby Olivia. Photo: Lakeview Hospital

BOUNTIFUL — One baby in Bountiful couldn’t wait to get into the hospital before making an entrance. 

On Tuesday morning, Tami Timothy, the Director of Specialty Services for the hospital, was making her way into work as normal when she heard something strange. Timothy heard noises that sounded like someone was in pain.

Timothy has been an ER nurse for over 20 years and has become familiar with sounds of straining, discomfort, and pain… when they come from inside the hospital. However, this was in the parking lot outside.

She followed the noises and found Shelby, an expecting mother who had gone into labor in the back seat of her car. Her husband had just gone into the hospital to get help.

Tami rushed inside, grabbed a wheelchair, and returned to Shelby’s car. She helped Shelby into the wheelchair and began to hurry her towards the hospital entrance. But the “baby had other plans!”

“Shelby said the baby was here NOW and she needed to start pushing,” the hospital said on Facebook. 

Although Tami has never delivered a baby entirely on her own, she shifted into action. 

Lakeview Hospital said Tami called on her 22 years of experience in the ER and with a cool head, she guided Shelby and delivered a baby girl in the middle of the parking lot.

Shelby and her husband Timothy named their 7 lbs 14 oz., 20 1/2 inch, newborn baby Olivia. Shelby expressed immense gratitude to Tami for her help. Shelby said she is certain she would’ve had to deliver the baby entirely on her own if Tami hadn’t shown up.

Newborn baby Olivia in the hands of the woman who delivered her, Tami Timothy Photo: Lakeview Hospital

The staff at Lakeview Hospital believe fate may have had something to do with this chance encounter. Tami was accidentally 30 minutes early to work. She was heading in for a meeting that was actually scheduled for 30 minutes later.

Baby Olivia joined her two older sisters making Shelby and Timothy’s third child.  

We want to hear from you.

Have a story idea or tip? Send it to the KSL NewsRadio team here.

Today’s Top Stories

All News

Utah State University researchers measure the temperature at minus 10 degrees in the Logan Canyon M...
Mark Jones

Monday morning’s cold temperatures nearly set new records

Cold temperatures Monday morning in northern Utah nearly set new records.
1 day ago
education legislation...
Mark Jones

One Utah lawmaker wants to ban cellphones in classrooms

One Utah lawmaker wants to ban cellphones in Utah classrooms.
1 day ago
Schools in the Cache County School District are on a 2-hour delayed start on Tuesday, Jan. 31, due ...
Devin Oldroyd

Freezing weather causes delayed start for Cache County School District schools

Schools in the Cache County School District are on a 2-hour delayed start on Tuesday, Jan. 31, due to weather conditions.
1 day ago
FILE - A doctor loads a dose of Pfizer COVID-19 vaccine into a syringe, Thursday, Dec. 2, 2021, at ...
Aimee Cobabe

Bill banning vaccine passports heading to Utah Senate

A bill to ban vaccine passports is heading out of the Utah House and into the Utah Senate. The bill is similar to a failed bill from 2022.
1 day ago
A two-vehicle crash Monday morning on U.S. Highway 40 claimed the life of a 19-year-old man. Photo ...
Mark Jones

Crash in Uintah County claims the life of a 19-year-old man

UINTAH COUNTY, Utah — A 19-year-old man died Monday morning in a two-vehicle crash on U.S. Highway 40 in Uintah County. The Utah Highway Patrol says the crash occurred near milepost 137 at 7:11 a.m. The UHP says a 2017 Nissan Rouge was heading westbound. The 19-year-old victim was the driver of the Nissan Rouge. […]
1 day ago
It's so cold today (Jan. 30) that plumbers are expecting calls anytime from customers needing servi...
Curt Gresseth

When it’s this cold, keep your pipes from freezing. Here’s how.

It's so cold outside today that a plumber has joined the show to share tips on keeping your pipes inside and outside your home from freezing.
1 day ago

Sponsored Articles

Banner with Cervical Cancer Awareness Realistic Ribbon...
Intermountain Health

Five Common Causes of Cervical Cancer – and What You Can Do to Lower Your Risk

January is National Cervical Cancer Awareness month and cancer experts at Intermountain Health are working to educate women about cervical cancer, the tests that can warn women about potential cancer, and the importance of vaccination.
Kid holding a cisco fish at winterfest...
Bear Lake Convention and Visitors Bureau

Get Ready for Fun at the 2023 Bear Lake Monster Winterfest

The Bear Lake Monster Winterfest is an annual weekend event jam-packed full of fun activities the whole family can enjoy. This year the event will be held from January 27-29 at the Utah Bear Lake State Park Marina and Sunrise Resort and Event Center in Garden City, Utah. 
happy friends with sparklers at christmas dinner...
Macey's

15 Easy Christmas Dinner Ideas

We’ve scoured the web for you and narrowed down a few of our favorite Christmas dinner ideas to make your planning easy. Choose from the dishes we’ve highlighted to plan your meal or start brainstorming your own meal plan a couple of weeks before to make sure you have time to shop and prepare.
Spicy Homemade Loaded Taters Tots...
Macey's

5 Game Day Snacks for the Whole Family (with recipes!)

Try these game day snacks to make watching football at home with your family feel like a special occasion. 
Happy joyful smiling casual satisfied woman learning and communicates in sign language online using...
Sorenson

The Best Tools for Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Workplace Success

Here are some of the best resources to make your workplace work better for Deaf and hard-of-hearing employees.
Team supporters celebrating at a tailgate party...
Macey's

8 Delicious Tailgate Foods That Require Zero Prep Work

In a hurry? These 8 tailgate foods take zero prep work, so you can fuel up and get back to what matters most: getting hyped for your favorite
Utah baby delivered in a hospital parking lot