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Pregnant Woman Goes Into Labor and Delivers Her Baby Herself

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Pregnant Woman Delivers Her Own Baby In Her Car - Then, Hears a Knock on the Window

Moments after giving birth, a mother looked up to see a tow truck driver.

Giving birth can be a scary experience, especially when things don’t go as planned. Usually though, moms-to-be know they’re in the hands of a professional, which can make the process more reassuring. That was not the case for this mother when she went into emergency labor, but fortunately, someone unexpectedly stepped in to help.


A Scary Labor

A woman named Andrenna was pregnant with her second child when she went into labor. She went to the hospital, but they sent her home and said she wasn’t quite ready to deliver. The next day, her husband was at work when the contractions began coming faster and harder.

Andrenna thought she had enough time to drop her one-year-old son off at his grandparents and get to the hospital. However, at the Pennsylvania Turnpike, right before her exit, she knew she wasn’t going to make it. The 32-year-old pulled over to the side of the road and called 9-1-1.

“’Put your seat back,’ that was the last thing I heard,” Andrenna recalled to 6abc Philadelphia. Seconds later, she became her own midwife and delivered a 7-pound, 10-ounce son named Santana Reid.

Unexpected Help

Andrenna was recovering and trying to figure out her next move when she suddenly heard a knock on the car window. A tow truck driver was standing there.

“Do you need help with anything? Is everything ok?” Adrenna recalled him asking. When she revealed she had just delivered a baby, he was surprised. Still, he got on his phone and called for help with the location. Soon, emergency services arrived to take care of the family.

The mom told the news outlet that she wished she knew the name of the man who helped her, and she expressed her gratitude for his assistance that day.

“Andrenna described the surprise delivery as ‘very surreal’ but says she is relieved that everything went so smoothly,” the hospital later wrote on Instagram. “She is thankful for the care she received.”

Spreading Kindness

Andrenna’s story could have been much scarier, but her happy ending is, in part, thanks to the kindness of a stranger. Because that tow truck driver took a few moments out of his day to check on the woman in the car, she got the post-natal care she needed, and doctors promptly checked her baby.

It’s an uplifting story that also encourages us to lead with kindness in our own lives, especially when we see a situation that may require our help. If you see someone who could use a hand, whether carrying a large load, struggling with a door, or stranded on the side of the road, there are ways to help.

It’s all about keeping our eyes out and taking a few seconds out of our days to offer that kindness. Kindness keeps the world going, and we can never have too much of it.

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