Woman Gives Birth While in the Middle of a High Speed Car Chase With Police


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With most of us giving birth in places like the safety of the hospital or our homes, it's always fascinating to hear about women delivering their babies in strange places, under strange circumstances. In addition to being able to boast about her baby being born on New Year's Day, one mother will surely never forget the story of how she gave birth to her daughter as she and her partner were in a car chase with police while on their way to the hospital. 

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Tiffani Von Glahn and Carl Alewine live in St. George, South Carolina, about an hour or so away from the Charleston hospital where Von Glahn was set to give birth. With everything planned, the couple was in for a major surprise when their baby girl decided to come about three weeks early. 

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As Von Glahn went into labor, the couple set out toward the hospital with Alewine driving. "He was going about 90-95 and a police officer came up behind us to pull us over. And he was like, 'Do you want me to stop?' And I was like, 'No don't you stop,' because I felt her coming," the mom told WCBD.

The woman had been told that there was a high chance of complications with her daughter's delivery and didn't want to risk it. "I was told she was a high risk pregnancy and the way she was sitting at the time, she would've gotten stuck and I would've had to have a C-section," she said.  "So I was thinking there was no way I could have her naturally."

Once police officers saw that the car wasn't pulling over, they automatically assumed the driver was attempting to flee and began to chase. Still, the couple continued on, eager to get to Charleston's MUSC hospital. "I look back and there’s like 20 police cars, and they had the exits blocked off and everything. Eventually, it got to where they had to box us in to stop us."


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Law enforcement finally stopped the car in the middle of an interstate and "apprehended" Alewine. The couple then explained that Von Glahn was in labor and they felt they couldn't stop for the police due to the baby's safety. "They ended up putting him in handcuffs, just for safety reasons, because they were saying there are people out there that will fake having a pregnant wife," said Von Glahn. 

It was then that the mother actually began to give birth. Baby Anastasia was born in a car parked in the middle of an interstate with multiple police officers helping her mom deliver her.

Carl Alewine says the experience was unbelievable. "I'm sitting there, watching her born on the hood of the car, fireworks going off in the background because it's New Year's, and then they let me out of handcuffs, and the cops started clapping and congratulating us."

The father said he and Von Glahn have had a hard time wrapping their heads around their daughter's unique birth story and their wild experience. "When you're going to the hospital to have a kid, you imagine high speed, cops around you, but yeah that happened."

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While the mother had been previously warned of complications during her delivery, baby Anastasia was born a healthy six pounds and two ounces. WCBD reports that both she and Von Glahn are doing incredibly well after the ordeal. 

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