David Blaine Hails Snow Plow for Laboring Wife


David Blaine, Alizee Guinochet
David Blaine & Alizee Guinochet
Famed celebrity illusionist, magician, and endurance artist David Blaine really had to work some magic a few weeks ago when his fiance, French model Alizee Guinochet, went into labor during the January 23 blizzard in New York City. I'm sure Alizee freaked out a bit when she started feeling contractions just as 19 inches of snow dumped outside. Wouldn't you?

And then, go figure, her fiance and baby daddy -- as magical as he claims to be -- can't hail a taxi cab because there are NO TAXI CABS to be found in that weather.

Aren't you dying to know how it turned out for the expectant couple? After all, babies don't slow down for snowstorms.

Blaine avoided having to perform some endurance artistry of the baby birthing kind when he was able to hail the kind driver of a snow plow. The driver delivered the surely panic-stricken parents-to-be to the hospital, and a healthy baby girl arrived by morning. Wow, I bet that was a bumpy ride ...

Blaine's rep said: "Mom and baby are doing fine."

Congratulations to new parents David and Alizee! We hope your babymoon is far less adventurous than the laboring experience.

Are you expecting your baby during snow season? Do you have a snow travel plan?

Image via SplashNews

labor & delivery, 3rd trimester, delivery, celebrity babies


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pharo pharo

Whatever works! Here come the "if she had a home birth it wouldn't have mattered" comments. I'm not against home births, just saying that's what's coming.

Pnukey Pnukey

No snow births for me. Mine were born in the spring, in SoCal, so no chance of snow either.

Peajewel Peajewel

That's funny really.  I had both my kids in December but we didn't really have any winter driving plans.  My hubs is a great driver so I never doubted his ability to get me there.

Lokis... LokisMama

That's amusing.  Thankfully I don't have to worry about snow no matter what time of the year I give birth.  I had a December baby (Yes, I had a homebirth  so pppppbbbbbbttt!)  and I was walking around the neighborhood in shorts and a t-shirt.  Thank you, Florida!

Addys... Addys_Mom

My dad accidentally parked on the sidewalk at the hospital when taking my mom to deliver me lol. Yay for december babies. My girls were both born in february with no weather problems. This baby is due in april so im not worried about him.

Phils... PhilsBabyMama

My son was born during January in Fairbanks, Alaska! :)  They're pretty good about keep the roads clear up there.  We didn't have to travel far to the birth center, luckily. Next time I'll just have the midwife come to me and she can worry about the snow.

clean... cleanaturalady

I only had one baby in the winter and it was unseasonably warm. 

ethan... ethans_momma06

:) No, both my babies were spring babies- and born in the desert.

sodapple sodapple

I had a spring baby and a summer baby, I can't imagine having a baby during winter specially this winter that has been wild!

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