It was an exciting day at the side of the Interstate 78 yesterday when a baby decided to arrive just minutes from the hospital.
Eileen Quintana went into labour at 4am, but didn't decide to head to the hospital for 3 hours. Unfortunately it was rush hour and the hospital was 90 minutes away.
"I told Stephen(her husband), 'I think the baby is coming, I feel the head,' he said, 'No, no were going to make it,'" Quintana said.
As he started to drive faster his two year old son, who was in the backseat holding moms hand, saying "Race car, race car, having a blast".
Obviously his race car driving skills didn't work because:
Bryce Abigail Naylor, all 7 pounds, 8 ounces of her, made her debut along the shoulder of the highway, just a half mile from the hospital."I could see the exit sign when we were delivering her.
I was pretty sure we were going to make it. We were so darn close," Naylor said.
The proud parents not only delivered their baby but they clamped and cut the cord, then continued on their way to the emergency room. Everyone is fine, including young Daniel, whose big-brother instincts immediately kicked in."The first thing he said was, 'She needs a shirt,' and I said, 'OK, we'll put it on the list of things to do.'" Quintana said.
As doctors, they know Bryce's birth wasn't the ideal of circumstances, but they wouldn't change it for the world."
Certainly I wouldn't recommend having a baby in the back seat but it was a special moment where the whole family was together," Naylor said.
I guess if you want to have a baby at the side of the road, you want to have at least one doctor there. What are the chances that both parents, who are doctors, would have to deliver their own baby remotely? Slim...
Labels: Labour and Delivery, Unusual Baby Stories