While a tornado was ripping through Moore, Oklahoma, this week, a 25-year-old woman was at the local hospital going through labor.
Shayla Taylor was on the top floor of the hospital when the tornado first touched down.
Taylor had heard about the storm earlier in the day but she was ready for it. “We’re used to tornadoes and sirens,” she said. “If you freaked out every time you heard a siren, you’d have an anxiety attack every May in Oklahoma.”
Shayla’s husband, Jerome, and the couple’s 4-year-old son waited in the hospital cafeteria while she remained in labor and the tornado raged, the Inquisitr reported. She recalled what the experience was like:
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“The floor was shaking like an earthquake and then I saw the ceiling shaking too. You could see insulation starting to fall. Me and two of the nurses were all just holding hands and praying. My eyes were closed, but you could kind of see daylight. And I opened my eyes and I could see out the wall.”
When it was safe, Shayla was put in an ambulance and transported to another hospital that was in better shape. After three more hours of labor and a cesarean section, Taylor delivered Braeden Immanuel, a healthy eight-pound, three-ounce boy.
Taylor spoke about her son’s name. “His middle name means, ‘God is with us.’ The name had been picked out for months. Now I know why.”
Sources: The Inquisitr, The Huffington Post