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Woman gives birth at STA bus plaza downtown

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Mary Jones gave birth to a baby girl Sunday night in the bus station. Mary Jones gave birth to a baby girl Sunday night in the bus station.

When you're getting ready to welcome a new baby into the world you're prepared to deliver that child in a hospital room or maybe even the comfort of your own home, but for one local mother that wasn't the case.    She gave birth in a very public place. 

It was right inside of the doors of the STA plaza in downtown Spokane on Sunday night, when all of a sudden Mary Jones' water broke and she went into labor. 

"I knew I was ready," says Jones.  "I yelled for somebody from security."

Jones wasn't expecting to go into labor that night, but in just 30 minutes she had a brand new baby girl. 

"I gave birth actually in the Plaza and they took care of the baby and made sure the baby was warm.  Then they took care of me, that was my wishes," says Jones.   

Baby Jade Winter was born a month early and right now is in the NICU. 

"She's doing the best she can right now," says Jones.  "I just pray and hope my baby comes out OK." 

As for the publicity of the whole delivery… Jones says it was a bit overwhelming. 

"I wished everybody would quit taking pictures and videos." 

She was released from the hospital on Monday night and is doing well, but if she had it to do all over again she says she sure wouldn't want to go into labor in the middle of the bus station.

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