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Woman seen giving birth on hospital lawn after being denied entry

By Mason White 9:34 AM October 15, 2013
Irma Lopez gives birth on hospital lawn 

By: David Ross
(Scroll down for video) A woman recorded herself giving birth on a hospital lawn after the hospital refused to admit her.

Several photos, which were recently uploaded on the Internet, show the woman in Mexico, giving birth outside a clinic where she was refused aid. The director of the health center has since been suspended.

Irma Lopez and her husband were turned away from the clinic by a nurse, who said she was only eight months pregnant and not yet ready to deliver.

However, an hour and a half later, her water broke and she gave birth to a son, her third child, on her own, as her husband pleaded with the nurse for help.

“I did not want to deliver my baby like this. It was so ugly and so much pain,” the 29-year-old said.

The photographs of her birth showing the newborn still attached by the umbilical cord and on the ground, appeared on several newspapers, including the cover of the most popular Mexican newspaper.

It was taken by a witness outside the Rural Health Centre in the village of San Felipe Jalapa de Diaz.

After giving birth she was eventually allowed into the clinic. She was discharged on the same day.

Mexican state authorities have suspended the health center’s director, Dr. Adrian Cruz, and launched an investigation into the incident.