Speedy Delivery: Woman Gives Birth on the Side of Major Highway
She had planned to have a water birth.
A mom’s planned water birth instead became a special roadside delivery after she couldn't make it to the hospital in time.
Olivia Cummings, 27, headed to the hospital with a friend Thursday morning after she went into labor, but while she was en-route, she quickly realized her baby girl was coming a lot faster than she anticipated.
“I am like, 'How much longer?' and she goes, '10 (minutes).' I’m like, 'We’re not going to make it… Pull over,'" Cummings told WCBS.
Her friend, Lashanie Watson, pulled over on Interstate 78 in New Jersey and called police.
"Just breathe. It's almost over, almost over... I kept telling myself," Cummings said.
Thankfully, NJ State Trooper Chris Gesualdo and Summit Police Officer Keith Kwiatek showed up just in time to deliver the 6-pound, 14-ounce baby named Ania.
In dashcam video that captured the birth, Cummings' loud screams can be heard as cars speed by.
An ambulance transported Cummings to the hospital, where she and the officers who helped bring baby Ania into the world were later reunited.
"She’s a quiet, perfect baby girl," Cummings said.
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