A mum has given birth to her impatient newborn daughter in the driveway of a birthing centre.
The incredible moment was captured on the Natural Birthworks centre’s doorbell camera on June 19 in Florida and has since attracted a lot of attention online.
Expectant mum Susan Anderson can be seen bending over in the car park in between two cars as her husband supports her and the midwife crouches behind her.
“She’s OK, She’s OK,” midwife Sandra Lovaina, tells two arriving police officers, who were nearby when they heard the commotion.
They can be seen standing back to give the expectant mother some room
“It’s OK. I’m the midwife. She is going to have a baby,” Ms Lovaina said.
Seconds later, Ms Anderson gives birth to her baby girl, who Ms Lovaina catches and passes to the new mum.
She cradles the girl they’ve named Julia against her chest, and says “sorry” while crying and smiling.
Ms Anderson already felt the need to push as her husband drove them to the centre, according to the Miami Herald.
The mum told the Sun Sentinel she wasn’t expecting the labor to be so quick but Julia was doing well.
“My first daughter was a normal length, I would say, about two hours of pushing. I thought this one might be faster but I definitely didn’t think it would be like this,” she said.
Ms Lovaina told The Miami Herald there was no time to bring Ms Anderson inside and they just had to let nature take its course.
“Her husband and I were thinking about picking her up before the baby came and taking her inside, or maybe pulling her shorts off,” Ms Lovaina said.
“But if we had done that, the baby probably would have come out in the air or flopped down. Really, the only thing to do was to pull the shorts to the side.”
The video, which has been posted online with the couple’s permission, has almost 140,000 views.
“It’s so crazy. We never expected all this attention. It’s just mind-boggling. We are so happy that it brought smiles to people’s faces and it brought a little joy in the world during this craziness,” Ms Lovaina told the Miami Herald.
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