Pres. Obama faces embarrassment of dealing with a pregnant woman

Did President Obama's motorcade block a pregnant woman who was apparently in labor, from getting to the hospital?

INSIDE EDITION says, a bus bench where the woman was forced to ride out her labor sits right next to the massive Cedars Sinai Medical Center. Eyewitnesses say that even though the woman was in labor, she was prevented from walking the few hundred feet to the hospital for more than 30 minutes.

Bystander Carrie Clifford, who is a standup comic, took video and still shots of the woman and tweeted: "A few people in scrubs are there now. Still no baby. Still no Obama."

A police officer who was interviewed at the scene had this to say: "It looks like the motorcade is coming through about right now, so we'll be able to open it up for traffic and the first thing we'll try to get through will be an ambulance, but I can't guarantee."

INSIDE EDITION asked the LAPD why, if the woman was indeed in labor, cops didn't just escort her across the street past the police lines? In a statement, they said, "She didn't indicate birth was imminent. Officers requested paramedics just in case."