You’d think that this kind of thing only exists in the movies, and a Kentucky mom thought so too, until this unforgettable life event happened to her.
Heather Skaats was driving when she started having severe labor ᴘᴀɪɴs, and soon after she was holding her sixth child.
“Before I got into the car, I already felt contraction ᴘᴀɪɴs. I thought I still had plenty of time left, as I labored for long hours with the other children. Anyway, there were still two weeks until the due date. I thought I would do something quickly, but the baby intervened,” said the mother.
When the ᴘᴀɪɴs started to intensify, she quickly stepped on the gas, hoping to give birth to her child in the water at home.
“In one moment I felt that labor had started. I stopped, got out of the car, crouched down and was flooded with amniotic fluid. When I put my hand there, I could already feel his little head. I didn’t even have to push him, he hid so quickly. I called my husband, and twenty minutes later, when he got there, the child was already born,” said the mother.
“I’m still in shock that I delivered my own baby on the side of the road. But he is perfect, all of the kids are happy to have him here, and today was a day I will never forget,” Heather added.
The little boy was born without any problems, in the car his five siblings Kaelynn (13), Aneleigh (11), Austin (6), Luke (3) and Alyssa (2) couldn’t wait to meet him.
“The children may have been a bit shocked, but they were not prepared to witness the birth of their younger brother, and moreover on the side of the road. When we got home, I got in the shower and the placenta came out, so by the time the midwife got to the house, everything was fine,” the brave mother reported.
The woman can also thank the fact that she remained calm, because she had given birth at home on previous occasions, and she knew what the process was like.
“I think previous home births have taught me to trust my body,” Skaats said, explaining how she was able to stay calm. “Knowing the process helped a lot,” she added.
“At the moment, we don’t know what the little one’s name will be. He was born near Porter and Wolf Streets, so we’re choosing one of the two. And Austin wants to nickname him The Flash,” Heather said.