Woman delivers her own baby en route to hospital
The miracle of child birth is a pretty amazing thing. Ever since our first appearance on earth, human beings have been having children. In the early days, before hospitals and fancy technology, babies were delivered at home, with little to no medical intervention. Fast forward to today, and a large number of live births do in fact, take place in a hospital. There are some women who choose to have a home birth, while others have their child in a birthing center, and still others who are forced to have a baby out of the hospital, when the baby simply cannot wait for the mom to arrive. For one woman in Pennsylvania, she was faced with a situation in which she had no choice but to birth her baby inside of her car.
Heather Payo was being driven to the hospital by her own mother, when she began experiencing intense labor pains. Payo very quickly realized that the baby was not going to wait for the drive from her home in Clariton, PA, to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh, to arrive. Once she had fallen on this realization, Payo removed her pants and delivered her own baby girl, as her mom continued driving to the hospital. Payo named her daughter Jessica Rose, who was delivered with the help of the reclining front seat in her car. Heather’s mother wrapped the newborn in a flannel shirt before arriving at the hospital.
With the help of six guards and nearly twenty nurses and doctors to greet them, mother and baby were checked into the hospital and are reportedly doing great.