When a woman delivers her first child somewhere unexpected, we get how that could happen. When it happens with a second child we wonder why she didn't realize the symptoms of labor sooner. But when it's someone's seventh child, we assume that she's been there and done that so many times that she could probably predict her delivery time to the nearest minute.
Not so in the case of mom Teresa Moyer, whose baby girl just couldn't wait to come out. According to Fox 59, Moyer -- who already had six children at home -- was on her way to the hospital in Indiana, and thought she had plenty of time. The baby girl had ideas of her own, however, and gave her parents and an unlikely member of the hospital's staff quite a surprise.
Venissa Altman was working her shift as a parking valet at the hospital. When the Moyer's pulled up, she opened the passenger side door, like she would for any other car. But this wasn't just any car, because inside, Moyer was in full labor. When Altman opened the door up, she saw the baby was coming out! So she jumped in and helped deliver her. Altman told the station:
Baby's shoulders, head, it is all coming out and I am kind of catching it like a football. I think this memory will last a lifetime, so it does not have to happen (again) anytime soon.
So close, and yet so far from the comfort of a hospital bed. Fortunately, all is fine, and Mom and baby Hannah are doing well. Altman seems honored but still in shock that her daily duties were so drastically different that day. I hope they gave her a good tip.
More shocking than anything, however, is the fact that this happened to a mom who'd already given birth six times. So why didn't she know? Teresa says that none of her other children came early at all. The only one who wasn't induced came only after 12 hours of labor, so she figured she had plenty of time once she felt a few contractions. Obviously she was wrong, but at least everything turned out alright. And it just may be an early sign that little Hannah is going to be a handful.
Can you imagine delivering your baby in the hospital parking lot?
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