Oklahoma Mom Delivers Baby Boy During Tornado

Shay-la Taylor beat the odds and the weather with her son Braeden.

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Shay-la Taylor, husband Jerome and sons Braeden and Sheidan in an Oklahoma hospital (courtesy of Shay-la Taylor)

Giving birth is tough enough, but delivering a child during a tornado is an amazing feat. And that's just what Shay-la Taylor did to bring son Braeden Immanuel into the world, reports the Huffington Post.

At 3:30 p.m., the tornado touched down, flattening the building. Only 25 other patients and staff were left in the hospital ...

Still in labor, the medical team needed to find a way to move Taylor to a new hospital. Jerome made his way to them and helped carry his wife all the way to an ambulance that could drive her from Moore to the closest facility in operation -- Norman Regional HealthPlex.

Thirteen hours and one massive tornado after her contractions started, Taylor's baby boy was born via caesarian section.

Read more at the Huffington Post.

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