Hospital throws together wedding for woman in labor

Staff members at Texas Children's Hospital Pavilion for Women in Houston probably didn't realize that during the course of a normal workday they would take on an entirely new profession: Wedding planning.


But that's what happened last week. According to a PEOPLE magazine report, Stephanie Tallent and Jason Nece came to the hospital for a typical ultrasound three weeks from their scheduled delivery date, when clinicians made the decision the baby would be born that day.

"We had talked about [how] it was important to us to get married before she was born," Stephanie Tallent said in a video posted by the hospital. They already had the marriage license, and from there, the staff sprang into action.

"They pulled everything together at the last minute and just did an unbelievable job and we had a little ceremony," Ms. Tallent said in the video.

Karla Wagner, MD, the OB/GYN, walked Ms. Tallent down the aisle and a nurse sang during the ceremony, performed by the hospital chaplain with staff as witnesses.

Then, less than two hours after the makeshift ceremony, Ms. Tallent gave birth to a healthy baby girl.

"It's not what I do professionally, but I'm glad we were able to do it," Dr. Wagner told PEOPLE.

See the full video below.

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