Nurse Delivers Own Baby Inside Her Car

She'd made it to the hospital parking lot
By Newser Editors and Wire Services
Posted Nov 3, 2017 8:30 AM CDT
Nurse Delivers Own Baby Inside Her Car

A Pennsylvania nurse put her expertise to work when she went into labor and delivered her own baby in her car outside the hospital where she's employed. Katie Michael says her water broke during evening rush hour on Oct. 27, per the AP. The Mechanicsburg woman tells WPMT-TV she knew the baby was going to be born in that car while she and her husband were on the way. She's a nurse at the Harrisburg hospital they were heading toward, and she delivered the baby girl outside in her car while her husband George Michael ran inside for help.

"It was about 25-30 minutes after my water broke that she decided she wanted to be here," says Katie Michael. She works in various specialties and units in the hospital, but can now add "Labor and Delivery" to her resume. The Michael family says baby Ella Katherine is happy and healthy.

(More childbirth stories.)

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