Woman delivers own baby in car after husband thought she was 'exaggerating'

A mother has delivered her own 'miracle baby' in the back of her car after her husband dismissed her claims she was giving birth as an an 'exaggeration'.

Evonna Byrd, 28, from Newark, New Jersey, US, was lucky not to bleed to death en route to the hospital as she delivered son Ezra in their family's SUV alongside her two young children.

Her water broke just three minutes into the 15-minute drive and she noticed the baby's head sticking out less than a minute later.

But husband Chris, 30, didn't believe her claims, only to be surprised seconds later when the baby's shoulders started to appear.

Moments after trying to readjust him, she had given birth to Ezra in a pair of baggy sweatpants a mere 10 minutes from the hospital.

"It's truly a miracle. Once we actually got to the hospital, there were no complications and we were able to go home in two days," Ms Byrd revealed.

Evonna Byrd and her husband Chris had an evening to remember with the delivery of their third child. Source: Caters
Evonna Byrd and her husband Chris had an evening to remember with the delivery of their third child. Source: Caters

"I felt excruciating pain in the car. It was the worst pain I ever felt in my life. I knew what was happening."

Ms Byrd, a home school mum and founder of a non-profit mentoring program for young girls, said her husband was ready to be her "superhero" when he gathered the family into their car but her labour came far sooner than expected.

"I was telling Chris that I couldn't hold on any longer and then all of a sudden his head popped out.

"It felt like something you see in the movies. I could have bled to death."

Ms Byrd's two older children, Crystal, 3, and Christopher Jr, 1, were sitting in the back seat at the time of the birth.

Nurses rushed to the family's car as it arrived to the hospital and cut the umbilical cord. Source: Caters
Nurses rushed to the family's car as it arrived to the hospital and cut the umbilical cord. Source: Caters

Christopher Jr was too young to comprehend what was happening, but Crystal understood that her mum was pregnant and that something was wrong.

"Christopher has never heard me scream, but didn't know what was going on so he was just sitting there quietly in shock," Ms Byrd revealed.

"Crystal started crying. She understood that something was wrong and she kept telling Chris that he needed to help me."

Once they arrived at the hospital, one of the medical staff had to come out to the car to cut the umbilical cord before bringing Ms Byrd and her new baby in on a stretcher.

Ms Byrd revealed she and her family felt like 'little celebrities' all over the hospital.

"The nurses and doctors looked pretty shocked. They must not see something like that often.

"They kept saying how strong I was because I made it through."

The family who have now been home for two weeks, say Ezra has been eating well and is adapting to his siblings, completely unaware of his unique birth story.

"He's been perfect. We're so grateful.

"The two older ones are always feeding him and kissing him."

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