Florida Photojournalists Give Birth In Hospital Parking Lot

May 26, 2013
Amy Beth Bennett, Sophia, 3, along with her newborn sister, Sienna Grace. Photograph by Joe Cavaretta
Amy Beth Bennett, Sophia, 3, along with her newborn sister, Sienna Grace. Photograph by Joe Cavaretta

FORT LAUDERDALE, FL (May 26, 2013) Sun-Sentinel photojournalists Amy Beth Bennett and Joe Cavaretta had their second child this week, but it's where the baby was born that's making news.

Accompanied by birth photographer Emily Robinson, Amy Beth and Joe were on their way to the hospital and were in the parking lot outside the hospital's entrance when the baby decided to arrive. Their midwife was meeting them at the hospital when Amy leaned on one of the building's pillars and announced, "The baby is coming out!"

Joe ran for a wheelchair while the midwife held the baby's head. Seated in the chair, the photojournalists' second child quickly entered the world. 

The new baby has been named Sienna Grace. The couple's first child, Sophia, is now 5.

The pictures are being seen around the world after their story was picked up by The Huffington Post. Cavaretta is a member of NPPA's board of directors.

See Robinson's photographs documenting the happy event on the birth photographer's Web site, here.