Woman's Water Breaks at Bus Stop & Baby Literally Falls Into Her Pants

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pregnant womanWhen your water breaks during labor, it's usually a clear indication that your baby is about to make his or her appearance a short time after that (hopefully), but most moms probably don't think you can give birth immediately afterwards. But that's exactly what happened to one woman in North Carolina who gave birth to a baby boy at a bus stop just minutes after her water broke.

Yes -- I said she was at a BUS stop. University of North Carolina doctoral student Emily Brewer was headed to the bus stop with her 2-year-old son when she noticed the woman was in some sort of trouble. She went over to help her, and even though the woman didn't speak English, Emily realized that she was in labor.

And right after that, she gave birth -- as the baby literally came out and fell directly into her pants. (You can't make this stuff up.)

Emily Brewer quickly called 911, and then she helped clean the baby and tied off his umbilical cord with the new mom's shoelace while waiting for the paramedics to arrive.

Once they did, mom and baby were taken away in an ambulance, and Emily still has no clue as to her identity.

And in case you were curious, her 2-year-old little boy remained calm and stayed by her side the entire time while she was helping the woman giving birth.

I'm sure wherever she is, this woman would love nothing more than to thank Emily for stopping to assist her in her time of need, because most people probably would've been in too much of a hurry to catch the bus to even pay attention to her. It's truly a miracle when good Samaritans just happen to be in the right place at the right time -- even at random bus stops.

Do you ever worry that your labor and delivery will progress too fast?


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Heath... HeatherMazzone

The woman did get to go see the mom in the hospital. I just saw this on our local news here in Nc. She didn't know the moms name but she explained her story and the hospital staff knew who she was talking about. The mom was happy to see Emily and said she was thinking of naming the baby after her. Now word on if she actually did it or not.

nonmember avatar Thinker

Ok, none of my shoes have shoelaces. Boots and dress shoes or those stretchy band things. It always amazes me that in all these sudden birth stories someone always has shoes with shoelaces so there's something available to tie the cord with.

kjbug... kjbugsmom1517

Thinker u dont wear tennis shoes? They have shoes laces. Maybe the mom was wearing them.

puasa... puasaurusrex

....Really Thinker? You didn't think SOMEONE around had a shoe lace?

keriley1 keriley1

My first labor was 8 hrs, my 2nd was 4, i imagine that means my next will be 2, (daddy wants 4), then #4 will be 1.... I dont have time to mess around!

areyo... areyouatroll

Why does everyone immediately go to tie or cut the umbilical cord? It's pretty much the least important thing to worry about.

Andre... Andreamom001

There's no need to tie off the cord at all.  In fact, leaving it alone actually helps prevent anemia in the baby.  It's meant to keep pumping all the baby's blood into him and then close off the blood vessles on its own.  No shoelace?  No worries!  It's better for the baby not to have one around!

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