Woman gives birth while driving to hospital

Minnesota newborn's father steers car from passenger seat as the baby "just slid out"



Associated Press
May 24, 2010 8:50PM (UTC)

A Minnesota mother has given birth to a baby boy while driving herself to the hospital, with the newborn's father steering the car from the passenger's seat.

The Pioneer of Bemidji says 29-year-old Amanda McBride was rushing to the hospital Wednesday when suddenly her water broke and the baby "just slid out."

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McBride says she was feeling labor pains at work, so she drove to pick up the baby's father and headed for the hospital. The father, 33-year-old Joseph Phillips, did not drive because he has a history of seizures.

Phillips told the newspaper that McBride yelled at him to take the wheel as she cradled the 8 pound baby boy, Joseph Dominick Phillips.

Officials at North Country Regional Hospital say they were stunned to learn the expectant mother was driving.

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Information from: Pioneer, http://www.bemidjipioneer.com


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