Baby Born on Dance Floor of Nightclub Gets Free Entry For Life

A newborn baby has been granted a lifetime of free admission to a nightclub in Toulouse, France, after being unexpectedly born on the club's dance floor.

The baby's arrival at 5:30 a.m. on Monday came as a surprise to the staff and remaining patrons of the O'Club, which was closing at the tail end of a long night. The 19-year-old woman who gave birth did not envision her baby's sudden arrival at a nightclub.

One of the club's managers, Marie-Helene, told French news outlet La Depeche that one of her employees first alerted her to the impending birth. There wouldn't be any time to get the woman to a hospital, so it was left to the management and staff to deliver the baby.

"It was 5:30 a.m., the club was just closing, and there weren't a lot of people left in the place. One of my members of staff came over to me and said, 'It's urgent,'" said Marie-Helene. "I could see that the woman was about to give birth. We had to act very quickly. A staff member called the urgent medical aid service, who talked us through what we had to do. The young woman wasn't panicked, but she was worried. Then the baby came out."

The club's staff successfully delivered the baby, and emergency medical personnel arrived shortly after to assist the mother and child.

Marie-Helene explained that despite being late into her pregnancy, the expectant mother had been at the establishment during the early morning hours at the urging of a friend, who had hoped to cheer her up.

"A friend of hers suggested coming to O'Club to get her mind off some personal problems she was having. I know she didn't drink," she said.

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The baby was born at 5:30 a.m., just as the nightclub was about to close its doors. Getty

However, after enjoying the atmosphere of the nightclub for a short time, she became incapacitated as the birth approached.

"She was one of the last people to leave, because she couldn't walk," said Marie-Helene.

Marie-Helene and the rest of the staff at O'Club are not likely to forget their night. And they appear to be proud of the way they calmly handled themselves.

"It's one of the more bizarre closings we've had. My team worked together," said Marie-Helene. "We all cried. The positive thing to come out of all of this is that none of us panicked and we weren't scared. Anyway, we got it done."

The manager says the club is keenly interested in hearing from woman in the future, saying "I hope with all my heart that she will give us news"

If the baby returns years from now, the door will remain permanently open. The nightclub has offered the infant "free admission for life," which should be more than enough time to learn how to dance.