By RICHARD REYES, Gallup Independent
GALLUP, N.M. (AP) — When local educator Lindsey Mingus’ water broke in the middle of the night while she was pregnant with her second child, she drove herself to Rehoboth McKinley Christian Hospital because her husband had to stay home to care for their son, who was 3 years old at the time.
Labor and delivery nurse Beatrice Nuñez had been there to deliver Mingus’ firstborn, Isaac. She was there again this time.
“Having that same labor and delivery nurse be part of both of my children’s entrance into this world was comforting, knowing that she had been with me both times,” Mingus recounted during an Oct. 2 town hall at a church in Gallup.
Mingus, who has lived in Gallup with her husband for nine years and who plans to stay in the community, said Nuñez and a locum doctor caught her baby boy, Benjamin, who was predicted to be a girl.