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Couple stuck in traffic, delivers baby

1 year 10 months 1 week ago July 18, 2015 Jul 18, 2015 Saturday, July 18 2015 July 18, 2015 3:36 PM in News
Source: Associated Press

HOUSTON - Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time.

Jonathan and Lesia Pettijohn were stuck in traffic for more than an hour this week when her water broke, forcing her to self-deliver their newborn son, Josiah.

Jonathan Pettijohn said that they didn't pull over because there was no apparent danger to his wife or the baby.

The roughly four-minute video shows him calmly instructing his wife while she screams, "It's coming out! It's coming out!"

After the birth, he says, "We did it! High-five, babe!"

Birthing center staffers were surprised to find Josiah already in hand when the couple arrived.

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