Lubbock Mother Gives Birth In Car - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

1/3/08

Lubbock Mother Gives Birth In Car

A surprise took EMS and fire crews to the parking lot of a Subway Sandwich Shop in Central Lubbock.  What they found was one of Lubbock's newest and youngest citizens.

The Subway was closed but out in the parking lot at 34th and Avenue Q a woman did what some would consider nearly impossible. She ended up turning her car into a delivery room and gave birth to a baby boy.

Just before 2 a.m. Thursday morning, engine one gets a call for help in Central Lubbock. However, there was no fire, instead firefighter Alan Martin said, there was "a lady having a baby in a parking lot."

 Martin says by the time they arrived the mother had already delivered her baby.

"When we got on scene EMS had delivered the baby. The mother was still inside the car and the baby was doing fine inside the ambulance," Martin explained.

 Martin tells NewsChannel 11 the baby boy was born in a matter of minutes.

"From crowing to birth," Martin said. "I don't even think her water had broken. I think it all happened right then," He added.

Despite the quick birth in a car, Martin says the woman and her son were healthy. And in NewsChannel 11 video, you can even see what appears to be a smile while she is put into the ambulance.

"She was very happy. She was happy the baby is healthy. She was just ready to hold the baby. She was very thankful. It was a neat experience," Martin said.

Martin says the mother was very excited, as this was her fifth child, but her first son. We are told both mom and baby are at UMC as of Thursday evening and are doing well.

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