Mum gives birth – while driving!

Dad takes the wheel as mum has a baby in the driving seat


Another amazing birth happened this week in the US as baby Joseph arrived while his mum was driving herself to hospital. Dad Joseph Sr, who is unable to drive because of a history of seizures, was forced to take the wheel as his baby made a speedy appearance.


Mum Amanda was at work that morning when she realised her baby was on his way. She hopped in her Chevrolet and picked up dad before heading to hospital. Baby Joseph had other ideas. Amanda’s waters broke on the way, but she kept on driving.

“She yelled at me to grab the wheel,” said Joseph Sr, “And then, all of a sudden, I heard this little waaa (cry).”

Her waters had broken on the way. “And then the baby just came right out,” she told the local newspaper. “I was just sitting on the seat and he just slid out. It really wasn’t bad at all.”


Baby Joseph weighed a healthy 8lbs and mum and dad both recognised how lucky they were that there had been no complications. After the birth, Amanda cradled her newborn while Joseph Sr managed to steer the car into the hospital car park.

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