Australian Pizza Workers Help Deliver a Very Special Order: a Newborn Baby Girl

A 17-year-old woman had her baby on the floor at Coco's Pizza.

Baby Tshieba was born on the floor of a pizzeria in Penfield, Australia.

Facebook/Coco's Pizza

The staff at Coco’s Pizza, located in Penfield, Australia, helped deliver a special order for a 17-year-old customer on Saturday: a spanking-new baby daughter named Tshieba.

The pregnant teenager, identified only as Santanna on Coco’s Facebook page, reportedly walked into the pizzeria that night, clutching her stomach, and asked for help as she went into labor. She ended up delivering the baby on the pizzeria’s floor with help from Coco’s employees and a team of paramedics.

“She walked in and was grabbing her stomach, and she said, ‘Can you please call an ambulance? I think I’m having a baby,’” Coco’s owner, Paul Yarak, told the Adelaide Advertiser. “She laid on the floor and … one of my staff, who is a mother … she just got into midwife mode, and she stayed with her while I was on the phone to the ambulance, counting her contractions. The paramedics talked us through what we needed to do.”

Once the paramedics arrived, the young mother was ready to push while the pizzeria employees stood around her, holding up a screen for privacy.

“When the baby cried, I was cheering,” Yarak recalled. “[The woman] did an amazing job. She was very brave.”

During the labor process, Coco’s Pizza posted a photo of the scene on Facebook, depicting the paramedics and the staff members with the screen, with the mother discreetly out of sight. A later photo showed the baby in the mother’s arms.


Edit Module

Tell us what you think at or email.

Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags

Related Articles

Bone Sauce Tops off Pizza in Costa Rica

Trench Marketer Rudy Waldner visits the Culinary Trainer School in Costa Rica to share his secrets and take home one of theirs.

Papa John's Will Pay For Employees to Attend College Online

The pizza chain will cover 100 percent of tuition at Purdue University Global for 20,000 corporate employees.

Pizza Guys Pair Two Types of Pepperoni In One Pie

The Cup N' Crisp Pepperoni Duo features classic pepperoni and cup-and-char styles.

Mountain Mike's Redefines Pizza Delivery Model With New Partnerships

The West Coast pizza chain will offer delivery through DoorDash, UberEats and GrubHub.

Blaze Pizza Expands Delivery Option and Sets Sights on IPO

The fast-casual chain plans to take on larger players like Domino's and Pizza Hut.

Alfonso Monaco Takes First at the 4th Pizza d’Autores

Pizza topped with regional Italian ingredients takes first among 18 competitors in Málaga.

Louisville Rock Band Has a New Jam Called Lupo Pizza

The founding members of Murder By Death have become renowned for their Neapolitan-style pizzas.

Grain Craft Supports Wheat Quality Research

A gift to the Kansas Wheat Commission Research Foundation will be directed toward improving wheat quality and yield through proper fertility management.

Aldi Stores Want to Pour Some Gouda on You

That's just one of the chain's six new specialty cheeses named after classic 80s pop songs.

Researcher Uncovers Evidence of a Forgotten American Pizza Pioneer

If Peter Regas is correct about New York baker Filippo Milone, Lombardi's might not have been the first pizzeria in the U.S.
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit Module
Edit ModuleShow Tags
Edit ModuleShow Tags