In this video, the woman gives birth to a healthy baby boy while she and her husband were driving to a birth center in Houston, Texas. The father got it all in video as he kept a GoPro camera on his lap.
Both parents took the frightening experience amazingly well as the dad calmly gave her wife instructions throughout the episode.
“He’s breathing, if he’s crying, he’s breathing, but hold him upside down, babe. Hold him upside down and pat him on the booty,” he says after the baby is delivered.
At the end of the video, the dad jokingly said “So I wonder if we still have to pay for using the birth center?”. And further explained “They still gave us lots of medical care, we still used their facilities including for delivering the placenta.”
According to KTRK-TV Houston, the couple — Jonathan and Lesia Pettijohn — had to just keep driving, as they didn’t have a working cell phone to call for help. “I really didn’t wanna have him in the car…I was scared, I didn’t know if he would be breathing ok,” Lesia told KTRK. Little Josiah — the couple’s third child — is fine, despite the unusual circumstances of his birth.