Twins Born on Freeway - as part of the news series by GeoBeats.
Stories about child birth outside of a hospital setting are remarkable enough. But this one goes a step further.
On July 17th, a woman gave birth to twins on the side of a highway. Her husband delivered the first baby while a state trooper got there in time to help deliver the second baby.
This happened on Interstate 80 in Utah.
For the first baby, the father was on the phone with a dispatcher and used a shoe lace to tie off the umbilical cord. The couple was relieved to see the state trooper arrive shortly thereafter and he had a child delivery kit to safely complete the delivery. All three - the mother and 2 babies are said to be doing fine.
In a very similar story, another couple in Florida lived through a roadway birth, bringing their third child, a healthy 8 pounds, 6 ounce baby girl into the world. On their way to the hospital, the husband pulled over while heading southbound on Interstate 95 when the expectant mother realized they weren’t going to make it in time. The well-composed dad delivered his daughter, wrapping the infant in his own shirt.