Friendly Neighbors Help Woman Deliver Baby on Her Front Lawn -- So Much Better Than a Block Party! (VIDEO)


baby born on front lawnHeather Telford was pregnant with her third son. After being induced with her first two pregnancies, this time she wanted something less painful and planned to let birth happen more naturally, albeit with an epidural once labor kicked in. Well, you know what they say about the best-laid plans.

When her labor pains came on, they came on fast. "By the time I was done eating, I had a pretty hard contraction and stood up and decided, ‘I think I might need to push. It seems like it's time,'" she told KSL.

So she and her husband headed out to their van to go to the hospital, but they never made it. 

Not only did she not have time to get to the hospital, she never even left her own front yard. So on April 13, Peyton Telford arrived into the world on the front lawn of his family's home. Telford told the station:

He was coming, right there. So I pulled my swimsuit bottoms down and lay down on the grass, and about five minutes later, he was born.

Neighbors were there to help her and her family, and you can only imagine the scene on that street. So much more exciting than any old block party! 

Of course, now she has to face all of those helpful neighbors, which has got to be more than a little embarrassing. "I pulled my pants down in front of my whole street!" she said.

Seriously, I look out at my front lawn, and I just can't imagine. I suppose there are worse places to give birth, but wow. Fortunately, however, little Peyton, who weighed in at 7 pounds, 9 ounces, and his mom are both doing well now, which is all that really matters. And what a birth story they have to tell.

Where is the craziest place you can imagine giving birth?


Image via KSL

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nonmember avatar Jamie

What a story! I nearly gave birth in the hospital waiting area because there were no rooms available when I got there. Luckily the head nurse walked by and got me into a room - the baby came minutes later.

Kaymad41 Kaymad41

If only birth was always so fast and easy!  Love the sign on the front lawn, "This is The Place."

nonmember avatar Honor

My daughter had 2 all-natural births w. a midwife at the birthing center & when I got the call to come sit w. the older 2 as #3 was on her way I drove 80mph at Midnight and got there just as her hubby was leading her out the front door. As soon as she saw me she made an about face and went into the downstairs bathroom- where my granddaughter was born 6 min. later! My son in law caught the baby- I threw clean towels from the linen closet & as soon as I was assured that the baby was A-OK (she was actually ASLEEP when she made her entrance! woke and cried a bit a min. later..) I rushed out to the end of the long country drive, flashing my headlights to signal the midwife who had been on her way to the birth center and made an about face to the actual birth. I felt like someone in the 1800's
signaling with a lantern!
Of course there was no living with my son in law for weeks "Yep. I can download computer files with one hand and my kids with the other!" My daughter said she didn't even feel as tho' she had given birth! No tearing, no complications of any sort. I admire her beyond expression-- I had TWO epidurals to deliver her & she's done it 3x without so much as an asprin.
The 2 older kiddos slept through the whole event and were very surprised to meet their new sister when they came down for breakfast that morning. Miracles- every one!

Tina Kruger

My mom had my big brother on the lawn too in massachuetts, it happens sometimes

Sarah Minto

Honor...I love your story!! It made me smile...what a suprise to wake up to the next morning!! :)

Linda Pugh

its ok he is so sweet , congrats 

nanaj... nanajewey_5

i had my youngest in the toilet of all places

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