This Mom Gave Birth During Her Son's Dance Class Last Night, And It Was Adorable

October 19, 2017

Last night was not your average Thursday at Bay Ridge Ballet in Brooklyn, New York. Studio owner and teacher Patty Foster Grado—a former Parsons Dance Company dancer—was teaching a boys class, when with only five minutes left, she heard commotion in the waiting area and someone yelled, “There’s a lady giving birth in the bathroom!”

Mr. and Mrs. Powell, baby Bailey, and paramedics at Bay Ridge Ballet

By the time Grado arrived, the mother had already delivered a baby boy, Bailey Meridian Powell. Paramedics came quickly and transported the mother and newborn to the hospital, where they are recovering from the surprise arrival.

Baby Bailey

Little Bailey is the third child in the Powell family; 7-year-old big brother Quinn was dancing during the excitement. “I think this baby boy wanted in on the fun!” said Grado, still in shock from the unexpected evening.

Patty Foster Grado and her boys, just moments before the delivery