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Seguin woman gives birth in CTMCs parking lot

Photo caption: Seguins Trina Chandler (right), delivered her son, Tyson Jonah Chandler, Thursday morning in the parking lot at Central Texas Medical Center. Shes pictured with CTMC Marketing Coordinator Kale Romberger. (CTMC photo)

Seguins Trina Chandler thought vehicular childbirth only happened in the movies. That was before Thursday morning.

After going into labor at 5:15 a.m., she and her husband, Irvin, dropped their two children off at school and headed to the hospital.

My water broke at the stop light, Trina Chandler said.

Central Texas Medical Center (CTMC) Marketing Coordinator Kale Romberger was unloading supplies from her car at the CTMC Womens Center to prepare for a commercial filming when the Chandlers arrived.

Dad drove up and announced that his wife was delivering, but I didnt yet realize how urgent the situation was, she said. The nurse team and Dr. (Jenifer) Kowalik arrived immediately, and within three minutes the baby was in moms arms in the passenger seat. It was a beautiful experience.

Chandler, who is a school teacher, said the situation seemed like a dream, but that she was extremely pleased with the care she received at CTMC, even if it was in the parking lot.

(The staff) were really sweet, she said. They came to my rescue.

Tyson Jonah Chandler was born healthy on Aug. 29 at 7:55 a.m., one day before his due date. His father, Irvin Chandler, is a defensive coordinator at Seguin High School, he was grateful that his son arrived a day before his teams first football game of the season.

Completed in 2009, CTMCs 64,000-square-foot Womens Center includes an on-site, high-risk delivery suite and a customized cesarean section suite, a Level II Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) and a new cardiac inpatient nursing unit.

The Womens Center features special amenities for mothers and families, including flat screen televisions, free Wi-Fi, nutrition stations, a gift shop, an online photo album of newborns for friends and family to view and a Healing Garden for visitors.

For more about the CTMC Womens Center, click the Care & Services tab at ctmc.org, or call (512) 753-3528 to schedule a tour.

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