Mom Who Gives Birth in Store Parking Lot Teaches Us How NOT to Have a Baby (VIDEO)

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Soooo, did you hear about the mom who gave birth in a Sam's Club parking lot because she and her husband couldn't make it to the hospital in time?

Yep, Josephine and Fritz Rosales were all set to head to the hospital when she went into labor, but then they ran into a series of problems that ultimately led to Fritz pulling into the parking lot of Sam's -- and delivering the baby himself.

And it all started with an empty tank of gas. (Of all things!)

When they got into the car, they realized they were literally running on empty, so Fritz had to stop at a gas station to fuel up before continuing on the road.

And you'll never believe what happened next.

Take a look at this video clip to hear the whole story -- and why they wound up at Sam's.


OMG. Did these poor people have the cards stacked against them or what?!? It's like all of the forces in the universe were working together to make sure they didn't reach the hospital before their little one made his entrance into the world.

And can you even imagine what must have been going through Fritz's mind upon realizing he was going to have to be the one to deliver his own baby? 

One thing's for sure, if this couple ever has another child, I'm sure they'll be a lot more prepared the next time around. In fact, their story serves as a great reminder to other expectant moms as far as the list of things they need to do to be ready as their due date approaches.

  1. Fill up the car -- For crying out loud, as soon as moms are a few weeks out from delivering, they should make sure their gas tank is full (or at least halfway full) at all times. I'm sure Fritz and Josephine are kicking themselves for not checking their tank ahead of time.
  2. Plan an alternate route -- It must have been awful for these poor parents to have to sit there in the car while stuck waiting for two trains. Having a couple good routes to the hospital mapped out is probably a good idea -- just in case.
  3. Keep supplies in the car -- No matter how far ahead of time you leave, it still can't hurt to keep a first-aid kit, blankets, towels, and other supplies in your vehicle in the unlikely event that you wind up having to deliver your baby in a parking lot, side of the road, or wherever. Better safe than sorry, right?
  4. Don't forget about dad -- In the event that number three does happen and your husband winds up playing doctor, it might not be a bad idea to keep a few things in the car for his sake as well. You know, like smelling salts in case he faints, a paper bag to hyperventilate into, and maybe a cooler of cold beer to take the edge off once junior arrives.
  5. Always remember your wallet -- OMG. What if this couple had gone to the gas station and realized they didn't have any money to pay for it? What then?!? Oh, and worst case scenario, at least if you bring it and you do wind up delivering in a parking lot, someone can run in and pick up the supplies you may or may not have remembered to pack in your car.

Do you have a checklist for making sure you're ready to go to the hospital?


Image via CBS13

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nonmember avatar Fritz Rosales

Let that be a lesson. So what is the lesson?

My wife prepared everything possible the day she found out she was pregnant. Contact lists, go bags, cell phone with back up batteries... everything. In my profession, preparedness is key. This is something that I teach my family, but the most important thing is control of self.

The car never passes 1/4 tank, park the car backwards, rations in the trunk... etc. She knows preparedness.

What the news didn't report is that the baby was 3 weeks early .. Well some news didn't report that. My wife was sick and was doing runs all day long. She was very tired. I was in the air, coming back from Japan for business.

So what is the lesson. I like to paraphrase Mike Tyson, "That guy had a fight plan, until he got knocked out." The lesson is to remain calm. The best plans can go wrong. It is the reaction to unplanned events we must control. We can control emotions, but we cannot control the ever changing events in front of us.

Can the events have a different outcome if the gas was tipped off? Hardly not... The train was already there. Or it could.. who knows.

But the one thing that was in our control was our emotions. We remained calm and thought things through.


Choco... Chocodoxies

Fritz, first off, congratulations on your son! You have a very strong wife and a beautiful baby boy. I would go so far as to say not to let this writer ruffle your feathers at all. This site has gone down hill so much it is bordering on illiterate. I'm impressed this story hit the internet without 15 grammatical errors and appears to have been at least mildly researched. This particular writer wrote a story earlier complaining about her lack of a "push present" upon delivery of her child... can we say entitled? The greatest gift any parent can hope for is a healthy and fast delivery of their child, both of which you were blessed with. No amount of preparation can prepare you for parenthood, nor can it prepare you for childbirth. Babies come when they come, and clearly you have a good head on your shoulders under pressure.

Again, congratulations on your beautiful baby boy. You have a wonderful story to tell for years to come.

trish... trishasjunebug

You can prepare months before a baby is due and still come into issues when the time comes! My daughter was a month early I never planned her to be a month early I hardly even packed my labor bag I had just started it! I scrambled in the dark with my husband grabbing random items for our hospital bag as my water dripped on the floor! You could be the most prepared person in the world and still run into problems it's life! But I wouldn't say this is how not to have a baby, it shows how to remain calm and brave when life throws you lemons while you are in labor! 


Danielle Rhodes-Curtright

Whoever writes these articles clearly lives the pampered life of perfection. Not everything goes perfectly, no matter how much time you spend preparing. The writer of this article clearly has a sense of overentitlement.

apple... applegeisha

no matter how many list are out there, how many books, how best you can prepare, you will never be prepared. Simple put.

Jessica Boyd

Fritz, you will find many people that will agree with the above comments. This blog is atrocious to say the least. Very judgemental and belittling to anyone or anything they write about. You did you, you did what you knew you had to do. Congratulations on your baby!

Carrie Ann Kennedy here's a more REAL story! :) Congratulations to the Rosales family!

nonmember avatar maria p

Congratulations on your new baby boy! As much as you can prepare and plan, many times things don't go the way you want though. Just really glad everything worked out in the end =)

nonmember avatar Rosie

I hear so many horror stories about giving birth in hospital (unnecessary medical interventions such as episiotomies, the bizarre practice of having mothers lie down in the "stranded beetle" position when doctors KNOW this is the worst, most gravity-fighting position)I'd say giving birth in your car is a blessing in disguise. And they don't need to be lectured by random website writers.

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