The Doctors: Baby Born In Moving Car
The Doctors were excited to share an incredibly shocking viral video that brings a whole new meaning to giving birth on camera. After driving for 45 minutes, a very pregnant woman was in labor and telling her husband that she was scared to death she was going to have the baby right there in the car while they were driving. Her water broke while riding in the passenger seat and she began screaming “it’s coming out!” She wasn’t kidding either, as she then exclaimed that the baby’s head was out. She pushed and screamed until the baby came out and her husband said “alright! We had a baby!” All while still in the car! She sat there and held and rubbed the baby while the car was still moving and the camera was rolling. Incredible!
The parents from the video joined the show from Texas via Skype. Lesia said the baby boy is happy and healthy, and revealed that he was a 10-pound baby. Jonathan said he doesn’t have a cellphone, so if they pulled over he wuldn’t have been able to call anyone, that’s why he kept driving. Dr Drew Ordon said it was one of the best videos he’s ever seen on the show.
Dr Jennifer Ashton explained that it was Lesia’s third baby, and after the first one, they come fast. After your water breaks, the baby can “literally come out the next contraction.” If you’ve had a quick first baby, doctors warn you to have a plan to be closer to the hospital or leave sooner.
The Doctors: What To Do If You Deliver A Baby Outside Of The Hospital
Dr Ashton also said that if a baby is born out of the hospital, the baby is going to come out on it’s own, so it’s best to just let the mom do what she can do. Support, don’t intervene. Once the baby is out, clear as much as you can around the nose and mouth and quickly wrap the baby in a dry towel to keep it warm and stimulate it. Don’t worry about the umbilical cord or placenta, as that will come out on its own eventually.
What’s the craziest birth story you’ve ever heard? Do you think you could deal with your child being delivered while driving to the hospital?