All expectant mothers wonder how and when their baby will come into the world and even if it is not their first baby the birth of any child is always different and unpredictable. A woman from Chester in America experienced a classical impromptu delivery when her baby boy was born in a car on the way to the hospital!
Luis Alberto Rosas and his partner Mitzy Cano were travelling at speed in their black car after Mitzy had gone into labour when they were spotted driving through a red light by a Police officer. Officer Roberto Zayas, a traffic cop, concerned at the driver’s erratic driving pulled the car over only for its driver, Luis to jump out of the vehicle shouting that his partner was having a baby.
Roberto’s intention was to issue a ticket to the speeding driver but after approaching the car and seeing that Mitzy was well into her labour and that the baby head’s was already crowning, he knew he had no option but to help delivery the baby. Officer Zayas helped support the baby as Mitzy pushed and once the baby had been born, Officer Zayas called for the emergency services. While they waited for the medical services to arrive, he cleaned the baby’s face and dealt with the umbilical cord as best he could and checked the baby over to ensure that he was breathing.
Mitzy and her new baby were taken to Arden Hill Hospital to be checked over while Officer Zayas continued with his duties.
This is not the first baby to be born in a car and nor will he be the last, other cases include:
Giving birth can be a scary experience in itself but being in an unknown location with unfamiliar surroundings can cause anxiety to the mother. Luckily for these women they were given the right help at just the right time!