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Tuesday, April 27, 2010

Waterbirth Turned Car Birth

Yet again, another baby has dared to be born without the aid of hospital staff. Or even without a hospital. This couple from Australia were hoping for a waterbirth (yay!) at the hospital and ended up delivering in the back seat of the car on the side of the highway, aided by a phone operator.

Next OB's will tell us: "Unless you want to give birth to a dead baby in the backseat of your car, you'd better remain chained to a hospital bed for the remainder of your pregnancy. You know, just in case!"

According to the article, the baby decided to 'force his way into the world' by coming sooner than the mom, who was already in active labor, expected him to. Funny, but that phrase sounds more like how you'd describe a typical hospital birth. Compared to some of the stories I've heard about things done to pregnant women in hospitals, the back of my Honda minivan sounds a lot more inviting.

Congrats to this couple! Maybe they'll just forgo the hospital altogether next time, since things went so well this time around.


Dana Schultz said...

I vbac-ed in the back seat of our car. Who knew my labor would only be 2 hours 18 mins? Not me!

The Deranged Housewife said...

You rock, mama! Yep, who knew? ;) I am still convinced that, if my baby had not been breech, he would have gladly been delivered by friends at our local fire house! :D