Woman in labor officiates wedding for bride in labor

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A woman who was about to give birth to her second child was asked to officiate a wedding for a couple in the same maternity ward.

The CBC reports Sushma Dwivedi Jindal was in labor May 16 when her anesthesiologist told her a man and woman were looking to get married before the birth of their child.

“I very conversationally just offered back that I had the ability to officiate weddings thanks to the internet,” Jindal said.

Brianna Doyle and Casey Walko were supposed to get married the next day, but Doyle’s water broke unexpectedly two weeks before her due date. Hospital staff tried to make the experience as authentic as possible, fashioning Doyle a flower bouquet, making a bow tie for the groom out of a newborn hat and finding a makeshift wedding procession song.

The ceremony took seven minutes and was recorded on a cellphone. 

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