Laboring Mom Packs Scissors & Shoelaces in Case She Doesn't Get to Hospital on Time ... Guess What?! (VIDEO)

Karen Call

How's that old saying go? "You can never be too prepared" -- or something like that? Well, obviously one pregnant mom from Texas lives and breathes that philosophy -- considering she packed supplies (shoelaces, towels, and scissors) in the car "just in case" she somehow wound up not being able to make it to the hospital.

You know where I'm going with this, right? Yep -- Karen Call gave birth on the side of the interstate, so the tools she packed wound up coming in handy, to say the least.


Take a look at this video clip to hear more about this mom's "special delivery."

Wow. For a gal who just pushed out a baby on the side of the road, she looks pretty darn amazing, don't you think?

And how wonderful is it that other motorists were willing to come to her aid when they saw her in distress? (That's Texas for ya. Not sure that sort of thing would happen in other parts of the country.)

But let's get back to that little supply kit she packed for a second -- is she a smart cookie or what? I mean, I know she's an EMT and all, but still -- it was some good thinking on her part to consider the possibility of the baby being born before she made it to the hospital. Most moms-to-be assume they'll arrive at their destination just fine before junior makes his entrance, so they don't think to throw a few supplies into the car for emergency purposes. But can you even imagine how much more difficult her situation would've been had she not had those extra tools? (She SO would've kicked herself for not bringing them along like her gut told her to.)

Hmm. If your drive to the hospital is anything more than about 10 minutes or so, it's probably a good idea to follow Karen's example and add a few extras to your bag -- just in case.

Do you have any supplies packed for your delivery day?


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