Interesting places where women have given birth - page 2

I heard on the news this morning that the Triboro Bridge was shut down because of a woman giving birth on the bridge. Made me wonder--what are some of the most interesting places you've heard of or... Read More

  1. by   ElvishDNP
    We had a field delivery a few months back where Mom & Dad were speeding to the hospital, cop pulls them over for speeding. Dad explains the situation wife is in labor, baby is coming fast. Cop doesn't believe him, makes Mom drop her pants. she does, babe is crowning, so Dad & cop deliver baby on side of the road.

    Love the backyard delivery, SBE. Would do it myself if I didn't have neighbors close by!
  2. by   JeanettePNP
    That's one thing I like about planned homebirth--no mad dash to the hospital.
  3. by   Ivanna_Nurse
    Had a friend that was crowning in the front seat of my car on the way to a community hospital 30 minutes away that would perform a tubal ligation. I changed course and headed to the nearest catholic hospital (2 mins) and she was just so upset she couldnt get her tubes tied. Having a baby in a vehicle apparently wasnt a big deal...

    I have 3 sisters, and the first one was born on the toolbox in the back of my dad's work van, and 3rd one was born at home in the living room...on the couch. She didnt seem like she was in labor, (my dad about keeled over) she asked for a cup of coffee, and next thing you know, there she was. She also had a nice ambulance ride with her new baby. (I was 14 and it was quite a topic of conversation at school, we made the front page of the paper that week.)
  4. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from ChayaN
    That's one thing I like about planned homebirth--no mad dash to the hospital.
    That's funny about having the baby in the backyard. I'm in the country but I'll bet the neighbors would still hear the yowling and screaming and call the law...

    At first, my husband wanted me to have the babies at home. Now, he wants me to have them in the hospital. One thing, though, when the baby is ready to come out, it will come out regardless of where you are.
  5. by   SmilingBluEyes
    The pics from the outdoor delivery were just beautiful. It was a beautiful birth and beautiful family.
  6. by   BouBou
    I tried to give birth into a bed pan with my first child. I felt like I needed to have a bowel movement, so my midwife brought me a bed pain. I squatted on my thighs with my hands on my knees. Then I started pushing away. I am thinking to my self, this is some really big poop, but it felt so good to push I didn't want to stop.

    Two pushes and the baby starts to crowns. Of course this scares me and I don't want to push again. I spent about 30 seconds just touching the top of the baby's head and feeling his hair. My husband finally says "Stop playing with yourself and push the baby out" I start laughing histerically and my laughing pushes the baby's head all the way out. Then my Hubby's inner midwife comes out and he thinks I should lay down. My laughs stopped abruptly and my head swiveled around better than Linda Blairs and I tell him "Sit down and Shut the...... Up". After he was seated, I pushed one more time and my big baby boy was born.

    I fully understand why many babies are born in the bathroom or on the toilet, because you really feel like you have to go.
  7. by   Jo Dirt
    Quote from SmilingBluEyes
    The pics from the outdoor delivery were just beautiful. It was a beautiful birth and beautiful family.
    As much as I love babies and all, I just don't find it comforting to watch the birthing process. It's kind of messy and...well...when I was looking up info. about waterbirths I read about how wonderful it was and the water was like a shot of Demerol without the side effects and it was a glorious and exhilirating experience. Then they showed pictures. That woman didn't look liberated or exhilirated or like she was having a glorious experience to me, more like she was having surgery without anesthesia.
  8. by   grannyNan
    Once years ago I saved a baby from the toilet! I was fairly new to L&D and was silly enought to let the mom go to the bathroom to poo with out checking to see how far she was dilated. I heard a scream and rushed into the bathroom to find mom squatting on the toilet with a head hanging out. The rest is shall we say history! Don't let moms go to the bathroom to poo unless I have checked them now. Learned that lesson well. Also I have delivered a baby in our hospital parking lot late at night and I got to deliver a nephew because the OB didn't believe me when I said "if you break my sister's water we will have a baby in a few minutes" He broke it and went to his office across the street and just got in the door when the nurse called him and said we were delivering!
  9. by   Spidey's mom
    Quote from motorcycle mama
    As much as I love babies and all, I just don't find it comforting to watch the birthing process. It's kind of messy and...well...when I was looking up info. about waterbirths I read about how wonderful it was and the water was like a shot of Demerol without the side effects and it was a glorious and exhilirating experience. Then they showed pictures. That woman didn't look liberated or exhilirated or like she was having a glorious experience to me, more like she was having surgery without anesthesia.
    Well, it reminds me of the folks who don't like to take baths because they don't want to soak in their own filth . . . all I can think about is all the stuff that comes out of momma that will be floating around in water . . .

    steph
  10. by   nurse_nan
    The funniest (and probably one of the saddest) births I ever witnessed happened to a high school cheer leader in our Emergency Room. She was brought in for a "UTI" and "never had a clue she was pregnant". Her dad brought her in. We put them in a treatment room, had the girl get into a gown, then brought her dad in to sit with her until the doctor came in. Another nurse and I are outside the door when we hear what sounds like a fight breaking out in there so we rushed in. My coworker beat me in, flung the door wide open, and stood there with her hands on her hips. There was the girl standing by the stretcher. Her poor dad is sitting in a chair, leaning as far back against the wall as he can get with a close to hysterical look on his face. And on the floor is a screaming baby, still attached by cord to the mother. My wonderful coworker pointed at the baby and said "Just where did THAT come from?" I had to back out of the room and compose myself.

    Everyone was fine, grandpa recovered without any ill effects at seeing his granddaughter born in front of him, momma called baby's daddy and said "Guess what".

    It's been 20 years and I still laugh when I think of it....
  11. by   SmilingBluEyes
    rofl nan, omg you really had me going w/that story.
    I personally knew a gal who delivered, unassisted, in her dorm room at a university. Poor thing, she had concealed her condition and birthed the baby alone and when the poor baby was stillborn, stuffed the body in the trash chute at the dormitory.

    That is one of the saddest stories I ever knew. She was only 18 and wound up in a psych ward a for a while after that. I wonder how she is today.
  12. by   dawngloves
    Lots of born at homes, a couple in the toilet. One in a car, and the paramedics delivered her there and said, "There'll be pictures of this on the internet tonight. There was a crowd taking pictures with their cell phones!"
    Two saddest, a homeless woman deliveried in a newstand, another in a port- a- potty.
  13. by   Daywalker
    My Mom was born in the elevator on the way up to the delivery room (Grandma just stood up from the wheelchair, and there was Mom!), and we had a woman deliver on the subway platform last year (she was on her way to hospital).

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