Caught On Camera: Mom gives birth to anxious baby outside hospital

Published On: May 29 2013 07:16:59 AM HST

The time in the delivery room for a new mother and father is a private time, but one local family has a much different story that's getting national attention.

As a local newspaper photographer, Amy Beth Bennett is used to documenting and snapping action shots. This time, however, she was on the other side of the lens as she delivered her baby on the sidewalk at Boca Raton Regional Hospital.

AWESOME IMAGES: Amy Beth Bennett Gives Birth Outside Hospital

"I wasn't in any particular rush," Bennett said. "Once my water broke, it became pretty obvious that it was going to happen right away."

And that's when little Sienna Grace made her grand entrance before her mother could even get inside the hospital.

"I never made it into the wheelchair," Bennett said. "I just leaned on it for support (and)pushed the baby right out."

Added friend and fellow photographer Emily Robinson, whose photographs have since gone viral: "It was just an incredible moment that I couldn't even think about when I was shooting."

Bennett and her husband, Joe Cavaretta, didn't mean for the photos to go public, but after seeing them, they said they thought Robinson turned something chaotic into something beautiful, and they wanted to share them with the world.

"It was so happy and so fast and wonderful and amazing," Robinson said. "I just kept clicking."


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