On June 19, a mother in Florida, USA, unexpectedly gave birth to her kid while waiting in a parking lot. This infant girl is very eager to see the world!
Susan Anderson and her husband, Joseph, were driving to a birthing center when she felt the “need to ᴘᴜsʜ.” Once Joseph had parked their car in front of the ꜰᴀᴄɪʟɪᴛʏ, the couple quickly tried to enter it. However, Susan suddenly gave birth before they were even able to make their way inside the center.
“By the time we got to the first step, the head was ᴄᴏᴍɪɴɢ [ᴏᴜᴛ],” Susan was quoted as saying.
While the couple was not able to enter the building, a midwife named Sandra Lovaina assisted them in the parking lot.
The Natural Birthworks birthing center also posted security camera footage of the unusual birth on its YouTube page. The short clip showed Lovaina ᴄʀᴏᴜᴄʜɪɴɢ on the ground while assisting Susan, who was hunched over and holding on to her husband.
Due to Susan’s sᴄʀᴇᴀᴍs, police later approached the small group. Lovaina quickly assured the officers that she is a midwife and was helping Susan with her birth.
Seconds later, Lovaina ᴄᴀᴜɢʜᴛ the baby girl as she sʟɪᴘᴘᴇᴅ ᴛʜʀᴏᴜɢʜ the side of Susan’s shorts. The midwife then gave the child to Susan, who embraced her newborn as they later entered the building.
“This momma had a [super-fast] ʟᴀʙᴏʀ. In [midwife] terms, it was precipitous,” the center stated.
A precipitous ʟᴀʙᴏʀ or rapid ʟᴀʙᴏʀ is “characterized by ʟᴀʙᴏʀ that can last as little as 3 hours and is typically less than 5 hours,” as per the American Pregnancy Association.
Susan later explained that she had been ʀᴜsʜɪɴɢ ᴛᴏ enter a birthing tub in the center since she initially planned to have a water birth. However, she noted that baby Julia “had other ideas.”
Meanwhile, Gelena Hingkley, another midwife at the ꜰᴀᴄɪʟɪᴛʏ, said that Susan had already been their client before.
“We’ve done her other ᴅᴇʟɪᴠᴇʀʏ, and round two was just a lot faster,” Hinkley said in the report. “No one was expecting it to be that fast.”
The birthing center also assured that Susan and Julia are doing “amazing.” Ryan Arcadio/JB