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Pregnant Woman Gets Stopped for Speeding and Delivers Baby on side of road

Posted by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:32 AM
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I saw this on the stir. Have you known anyone that has not made it to the hospital to give birth (assuming they wanted to of course)?


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Pregnant Woman Gets Stopped for Speeding & Delivers Baby on Side of the Road

Posted by Julie Ryan Evans
on November 19, 2012 at 11:12 AM

police lightsWhen I was pregnant, I dreamed of that race to the hospital and worried about all of the things that could happen en route to prevent me from getting there. Two medically necessary scheduled C-sections meant none of them happened to me, but I'm always fascinated by stories of those to whom they do.

Take this woman from Bellville, Ontario, who got stopped for speeding while she was in labor this weekend. There she was just trying to get to the hospital in time when she saw the flashing lights of a police officer. So she pulled over, with one heck of a good excuse.

That's when the police officer got what was probably the biggest surprise of his career.

According to Quinte News, the baby was on its way right then and there. The officer determined there was no time to get to the hospital, so he went into action. There, on the side of the road, he helped her deliver her baby boy, which she named Dakota.

Mother and baby are reportedly doing just fine, and fortunately the officer didn't issue a ticket in this case. (Can you imagine if he did?!) So it was a happy ending all around, but what a birth story.

If I were her, I think I might have just kept going when I heard the sirens and explained myself at the hospital. But if she was that far along, it may have been best that she did stop for the officer instead of being alone and trying to deliver her baby by herself a little farther down the road. I'm just glad all turned out well.

As heart-dropping as I find stories like this, I also find them strangely reassuring. So often we build up birth to be this complicated, orchestrated event, but really -- in most situations -- our bodies know what to do, and babies enter the world just fine no matter where mom so happens to be at the time.

If you were in labor and speeding, would you pull over for a police officer?

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sheena696
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 6:59 AM

 With Taylor, because I knew things were going to go pretty fast, we put on our hazard lights and flew down to the hospital. We would not have stopped for a cop. I bet this woman would not have made it to the hospital so it was almost like the cop was meant to pull her over.

unspecified42
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 7:02 AM
Yes- me. But instead of bring reckless and putting everyone at risk by speeding, we stopped and called EMS. I delivered in the car at an interstate rest stop before they arrived. She should have gotten the ticket.
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hcdeubof3
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 8:25 AM

This is why when I got to the regular ob appointment at 6 cm and in no pain or regular contracting I was always sent straight to the hospital. 

Babybear89
by Gracey on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:07 AM

i wasn't the one driving so no speeding involved also it was two in the morning no one on the road lol 

sheena696
by Platinum Member on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:19 AM

 

Quoting Babybear89:

i wasn't the one driving so no speeding involved also it was two in the morning no one on the road lol 

 That's how it was with me. We weren't speeding at a ridiculous speed, but maybe 5 over not a soul on the road. Apparently I am destined to go into labor at 1am. lol Both pregnancies that is when my labor pains began. Only difference is Brad was born at 8:08 am and Taylor was born at about 2:40ish am. lol

Babybear89
by Gracey on Nov. 20, 2012 at 9:32 AM

oh dear... yeah my water broke at 1:40 am i didnt give birth until 5:59 pm 

Iluvmy2kiddies
by on Nov. 20, 2012 at 5:55 PM

I had to be induced both times, we took our time getting there!

jbyrd898
by Jessica on Nov. 21, 2012 at 6:35 AM


Quoting sheena696:

 With Taylor, because I knew things were going to go pretty fast, we put on our hazard lights and flew down to the hospital. We would not have stopped for a cop. I bet this woman would not have made it to the hospital so it was almost like the cop was meant to pull her over.

glad you made it, and I am not reading about you giving birth on the way to the hospital :)

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jbyrd898
by Jessica on Nov. 21, 2012 at 6:36 AM


Quoting Iluvmy2kiddies:

I had to be induced both times, we took our time getting there!

I was induced too. I stopped somewhere to eat something!

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sheena696
by Platinum Member on Nov. 21, 2012 at 6:55 AM

 lol I probably would have faired just as well. With both of my deliveries the doc was no count. With Brad the doc made it to deliver me, but while I was pushing they were trying to get me to take an epidural. And with Taylor, the doctor showed up about 5-10 minutes after I had her. I have a cousin whose first two deliveries were just like mine and her third she had at home because of how quick it was so I figure if I did have another one, I may not even make it out of the house. But I have always wanted a home birth so I wouldn't mind that. No plans for #3 though. :p

Quoting jbyrd898:

 

Quoting sheena696:

 With Taylor, because I knew things were going to go pretty fast, we put on our hazard lights and flew down to the hospital. We would not have stopped for a cop. I bet this woman would not have made it to the hospital so it was almost like the cop was meant to pull her over.

glad you made it, and I am not reading about you giving birth on the way to the hospital :)

 

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