By World News Report Bureau
22-year-old Lesia Pettijohn a pregnant lady from Texas gave birth to her third child– a boy in the front seat of the moving car– while her husband Jonathan Pettijohn recorded the event on video. The 10-day old baby boy named Josiah is the third child of the couple who already have a one and two-year-old daughters.
The duo was on their way to the hospital when Lesia developed labor pains in the car. Instinct told her that there was virtually no chance of making it to the maternity centre to give birth to the baby.
Initially she was scared. She did not want the child to be born in the car. She had no way of checking the fetal heartbeat or verifying if everything was fine.
It was a race against time as her 24-year old husband kept driving on the highway while she delivered the baby.
Finally when they managed to reach the maternity centre, the doctors and paramedics were amazed how Lesia delivered the 10-pound baby all by herself in a moving minivan.
Her husband did not stop the car and kept driving with one hand on the steering wheel and other on the video camera. The end result was four-minute footage of the mother trying to pull the healthy baby out.
Reason: Lesia who had already been through two deliveries — did not want to go to the hospital too early and decided to wait a little longer- longer than she should have.