The realization that her water had just broken was a big enough shock for one mom in Texas, considering Destiny Free had no idea she was pregnant. You see, she had her tubes tied back in October, so she didn't think getting preggo was a possibility. (Guess the procedure didn't take.)
Yep. There she was, going about her day as usual, when she suddenly felt her water break and immediately got in the car and drove herself to the local hospital. But Destiny got another huge surprise when she arrived. The hospital tried to turn her away because "they don't deliver babies."
It's a hospital, for crying out loud. What kind of hospital tells a woman in labor they can't help her?!?
They must have realized pretty quickly, however, that there was no way Destiny was going to be able to make it to another facility, so they decided to go ahead and deliver her son. (How big of them.) Baby Christian was born weighing in at 7 pounds -- a mere 38 minutes after her water had initially broken.
Are you comprehending how nuts this situation was? In the span of 38 minutes, this woman went into labor, learned she was pregnant, drove herself to the hospital, was basically told, "we don't do babies," and then became a mom.
Not bad for a day's work, I guess.
Take a look at this video clip to hear more of Destiny's story.
OMG. Her whole ordeal is crazy enough, but I just can't seem to get over the fact that the hospital even considered turning her away when she was clearly in labor. I know they probably have policies and all -- but can you even imagine how frantic Destiny must have been? It's not like she drove to a walk-in clinic or something -- this was a hospital!
Luckily everything turned out ok in the end -- but she might want to think about having her tubal ligation redone or at least put another medical facility on her radar should she wind up pregnant with baby number five.
Have you ever heard of a hospital turning away a laboring mom?
Image via KHOU
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