PORTLAND, Ore. (KOIN) - Kristen and Pippen Kingsbury checked into The Nines one night in December 2011. When they left the next day, they took with them a baby she delivered in the room they rented specifically for the purpose of giving birth.
She labored for two house inside a corner suite they rented for $299, and documented the birth in a video recently posted to YouTube.
"We walked in and I am telling you, I was like, 'I am having this baby here.' It was gorgeous," Kristen Kingsbury told KOIN 6 News.
It was her fifth delivery but the first outside of a hospital. She intended to deliver the baby at home, but he came when they were moving out of one home and into another.
Their baby, Leopold, was born December 16, 2011. "We call him the Golden Boy," she said.
A representative from The Nines said they had no ideas anyone was delivering in one of their rooms. Had they known, the representative said they would not have allowed it.
The Kingsburys said they're sharing the video and their story now because they want more people to be aware of alternate birthing methods. They're not encouraging hotel births, but are encouraging couples to find a delivery method that suits them.
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