It was an early arrival and surprise delivery for one expecting mother this morning in Minot.
Jennie Goodwin gave birth to Molly a healthy six pound 12 ounce baby girl in the back seat of a car on the way to the hospital.
Molly wasn't due to arrive for another week but this morning Jennie says her contractions started shortly before seven and quickly increased.
Living at the Minot Air Force Base and her husband deployed to Iraq, Jennie's birthing coach picked her up and headed for the hospital.
Jennie says it's was about halfway to the hospital where she realized Molly wasn't going to wait.
(Jennie Goodwin, Gave Birth in a Car) "So when my water broke I was like oh my goodness, and I had the urge to push and my dula was like look at me, look at me she was like don't push don't push and I was just like I have to."
Jennie did make it to the Emergency Room parking lot and it was there at 11:30 that Molly was born in the back seat of the car.
Jennie says she hoped for a natural delivery but not quite that natural.......
"My Dula ran inside to get the doctors and I had already given birth to her, like half of her body and so by the time everybody came out running they had her in their arms."
Jennie is hoping to introduce Molly to her dad who is stationed in Iraq via the Internet later today."
Monday, September 21, 2009
The Grand Arrival of my Newborn Niece Molly
I have not shared this before but currently my brother is serving in a tour in Iraq. My dear sweet sister in law was on the news today for bringing their second child into the world. Thank goodness they are safe in the hospital now. Poor Jennie only made it to the parking lot, nerves of steel I swear. I would have been a blubbering mess. Congratulations Jennie on the safe delivery of Molly. I can not wait to meet her. She is Beautiful!