Woman Juggles Making Dinner, Delivering Baby

Africa McCalop went into labor on Thanksgiving. Her baby girl was arriving two weeks early, and there was no time to get to the hospital. So Africa's mother Patricia McCalop conducted a home delivery. But that's not the amazing part. Patricia kept running back and forth between her daughter in labor and the kitchen. According to the Boston Herald, Patricia refused to let the turkey burn.

STEVE INSKEEP, host:

Good morning. I'm Steve Inskeep, with congratulations to Africa McCalop and her mom.

Africa McCalop went into labor on Thanksgiving. The baby girl arrived two weeks early, and there was no time to get to the hospital. So the grandmother Patricia McCalop conducted a home delivery, but that's not the amazing part. Patricia McCalop kept running back and forth between her daughter in labor and the kitchen. According to the Boston Herald, she refused to let the Thanksgiving turkey burn.

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