Woman gives birth in Halifax supermarket, didn't know she was pregnant
Published Monday, May 1, 2017 6:29PM EDT
When Ashleigh Miller Cross visited a Halifax supermarket last week, she came home with more than just groceries.
Cross, who says she didn’t know she was pregnant, delivered a baby boy at an Atlantic Superstore on Friday. On Monday, she returned to the supermarket with little Ezra to thank the store employees who helped her deliver the healthy eight pound boy in their public washroom.
“She did tell me out of everything that went on, my face is the only face she recognizes out of everybody else that was there,” Malcolm Comeau, the store’s assistant manager, told CTV Atlantic. “So I guess I made an impression like she made on me.”
The Cross family had welcomed another baby, Mia, into their lives just ten months ago. They never expected their family would grow so fast.
“I really had no idea,” Cross said from the supermarket on Monday. “I presumed I hadn't lost any weight because I only had Mia ten months ago, so I mean I didn't grow any extra so it's just the same size. I didn’t have any cravings.”
The family received another surprise on Monday: 52 weeks of diapers, courtesy of the store.
“I especially want to thank the staff here, Malcolm and the lady who helped me in the bathroom straight away,” Cross said.
The grocery store chain, which is part of the Loblaws family, is currently running a campaign called “Market Moments” to celebrate special interactions with customers.
"We now have a customer that made a special moment for us,” Comeau said.
With a report from CTV Atlantic’s Marie Adsett