Woman gives birth to baby in car after dad crashes on way to hospital

A woman gave birth to a baby girl in a car early Monday after her panicked husband slammed into a concrete barrier while rushing to the hospital. Hongwei Zhang ran across lanes of Genesee Avenue and frantically flagged down a passing car, waving his arms and standing in front of it to get the driver to stop. Lucky for the couple, the driver was a registered nurse who had just finished her shift at Scripps Memorial Hospital and was heading home shortly before 3 a.m. “He was saying, ‘My wife, my wife!’ The next thing he said was, ‘The baby came!’” recalled Dayna Dumont, who works in the emergency department at Scripps. “I quickly jumped out of my car.” Dumont said the couple’s car looked like it was totaled, with both airbags deployed. She tried to open the passenger door, but it was stuck because of the damage. Zhang was able to get it open. There, in the front seat, Dumont found Ying Shi, a no-longer-pregnant woman. Her baby girl was already out. Dumont checked to make sure the umbilical cord wasn’t around the infant’s neck. It wasn’t. “I took a peek and there was a baby,” Dumont said. “(The mother) was in the (seat) with the baby between her legs and in her pants.” The woman’s husband called 911 but he was having difficulty explaining where they were. The phone synced with the Bluetooth in the car and Dumont ended up talking to the dispatcher, telling her precisely where the car had crashed. San Diego police said it appeared the husband had taken a wide turn onto Genesee after exiting from southbound Interstate 5 and slammed into several concrete barriers. “I didn’t think the baby had actually arrived,” Dumont recalled. “The mom was sitting there so calmly. I was asking, are you in any pain or discomfort, and she said no... She was just asking, ‘Is the baby OK?’ ” Dumont, 31, has been a nurse for six years and has worked at Continue Reading

Florida woman arrested for having sex with 11-year-old boy, giving birth to his baby

A woman in Florida faces multiple charges after having sex with and becoming impregnated by a young boy. Detectives said Marissa Ashley Mowry started the sexual relationship in January 2014 when she was 22 and the boy was only 11 years old, WTSP reports. Mowry became pregnant and gave birth to a child in October of that year, police said. She continued to sleep with the boy until he turned 14 years old, according to authorities. The now 25-year-old Port Richey resident was arrested Tuesday following a police investigation and charged with sexual battery, ABC Action News reports. On Wednesday, 14 additional charges were filed against her, including three counts of sexual assault by an adult over 18 years old with a victim under 12 years old. The Hillsborough County Sheriff's Child Protective Division said Mowry's 3-year-old child was placed with a responsible adult as the investigation continues. Continue Reading

Woman gives birth in traffic congestion on Cross Bronx Expressway

Here's one way to get out of gridlock. A woman gave birth to the first of two twins on the Cross Bronx Expressway during a major traffic snarl Wednesday morning — but made it to the hospital in time for the second twin’s arrival, officials said. The drama began on the heavily traveled elevated highway near Exit 4 about 11:40 a.m. with the woman in labor pains inside her husband’s car, officials said. When emergency personnel arrived, a son had already been welcomed into the world. Paramedics rushed the mom and newborn to Jacobi Medical Center, where the second twin, a girl, was born, hospital officials said. “We’re pleased to report both the mother and her babies are doing well,” Jacobi spokesman John Doyle said in a statement. “She is in fair condition after giving birth to a baby boy in good condition and a baby girl in fair condition this afternoon.” The new mom named her twins Tavon and Talia. “I’m fine,” said the new mom, who wished not to be named. “I’m in a little pain, but everything is OK.” The baby’s dramatic arrival was the second time that a city road was turned into a maternity ward Wednesday. Earlier in the day, NYPD Police Officer Lorraine Bowden helped take care of a baby girl born in a car in Brooklyn. Bowden, a member of the NYPD’s K-9 Unit, was driving through Park Slope with her trusty partner Maverick when she was flagged down by a panicked Eglan Prince. His wife, Latoya, had just given birth in the passenger seat of his car, which was pulled over on Fourth Ave. near Atlantic Ave. Prince was on the phone with 911 when Bowden arrived in her squad car. “He said his wife was in labor,” Bowden said. “I thought they needed an escort to the hospital, but he wanted me to come out and come to the passenger side door.” Once Bowden went over and Continue Reading

Woman gives birth to baby boy during Padres-Giants game at Petco Park

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A woman who went to see the San Diego Padres left as a brand new madre. Petco Park announced that a baby boy was born during Thursday night’s game against the San Francisco Giants, the first in the ballpark’s 11-season history. RELATED: PADRES CELEBRATE ROSS' STRIKEOUTS WITH TYSON'S PUNCH-OUT Capt. Joe Amador of the city’s Fire-Rescue Department told the San Diego Union-Tribune that the baby and mother were taken by ambulance from the park to Kaiser Permanente San Diego Medical Center. Amador says firefighters had been called for pregnancy medical aid, but the park’s own medical system took care of the birth. According to MLB.com, the “Born to be Wild” played inside the stadium while it was announced that a child had been born. FOLLOW THE DAILY NEWS SPORTS ON FACEBOOK. "LIKE" US HERE. The Padres later tweeted that a great crowd of 31,137 enjoyed the game — not including the baby boy born around the third inning. Continue Reading

Woman gives birth using transplanted womb

Doctors in Sweden are claiming a world first after a woman gave birth to a baby boy using a transplanted womb. The boy was born prematurely last month, reports the BBC, citing the medical journal, The Lancet. The 36-year-old mother was born without a uterus. A friend in her 60s who had gone through the menopause had donated the womb. The boy weighed in at 3.9 pounds and his father said he was "amazing." Although the identity of the couple has not been released it is known that they went through IVF to produce 11 embryos, which were then frozen as doctors at the University of Gothenburg performed the ground-breaking surgery. It was only a year after the transplant that doctors considered the embryo implant could take place. The baby was born at 32 weeks. Womb transplants had been tried before, reports the BBC, but not had been successful. Professor Mats Brannstrom, who led the surgical team, said: "That was a fantastic happiness for me and the whole team, but it was an unreal sensation also because we really could not believe we had reached this moment." Another member of the surgical team, Liza Johannesson, said the successful transplant gave "hope to those women and men that thought they would never have a child". Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Port Authority cops act as midwives as woman gives birth in cab outside Holland Tunnel

This baby has drive. A woman gave birth to a baby boy as her taxi exited the Holland Tunnel late Thursday – with three Port Authority cops moonlighting as midwives, officials said. The yellow cab driver had just driven the woman and her companion out of the tunnel and was on an exit ramp near Laight and Hudson Sts. at about 11:30 p.m. when she went into labor. The tunnel cops immediately raced over and helped with the delivery, a Port Authority spokesman said. “Luckily one of the officers was a registered nurse, so he took charge,” a Port Authority cop at the scene told The News. Paramedics took the woman and her new child to Bellevue Hospital, where both were doing fine, officials said. Join the Conversation: Continue Reading

Woman who thought she was experiencing runner’s pain gives birth to a baby

DULUTH, Minn. - An aspiring half-marathon runner in Minnesota attributed her unbearable back pain to a two-hour training session. A day later, she was cradling a newborn. Trish Staine, 33, says she had no idea she was pregnant before Monday's surprise birth. The Duluth mother of three said she hadn't gained any weight or felt fetal movement in the months before. And besides, her husband had a vasectomy. "I said 'no, no, that's impossible,' " Staine said Wednesday from her Duluth hospital room. "I definitely thought I was done having kids," she joked. Staine and her husband, John, have a daughter, 7, and a son, 11. She's also stepmother to John's three boys, ages 17, 19 and 20. Staine said she ran for about two hours Sunday in preparation for the Garry Bjorklund half-marathon on June 22. "I had a sore back Sunday evening. I had taken a hot shower and was dealing with it," Staine said. "Monday morning, I woke up and had more back pain, and as the day went on it got worse. I thought I should go to the ER. I thought I ruptured a disc or pulled a muscle." But she soldiered on, watching her husband play basketball at noon and going to her daughter's short play. When Staine got home, she thought a bath might help her pain. As she talked to her husband on the phone, Staine said her pain was becoming unbearable. Her husband called an ambulance. "I felt like I was dying. I didn't know what was going on," she said. During the emergency room examination, Staine and her husband were stunned to learn medical staff had detected a fetal heartbeat. She was whisked to the delivery room and in what she said seemed like 5 minutes later, her daughter was born at 3:25 p.m. Monday. She weighed 6 pounds, 6 ounces, and was 18.9 inches long. Staine said her husband has a good sense of humor. "He's still in shock. Everybody is teasing him," she said. Born about 5 weeks early, the Staines expect they will be able to take their baby home in about a week, a girl they have Continue Reading

Utah woman gives birth to 14-pound baby

Now that's a big baby. When Sara Brandon gave birth to Joel Brandon Jr., at Timpanogos Regional Hospital in Orem, Utah, on May 9, he weighed a whopping 14 pounds. "J.J.," as his family calls him, was delivered by cesarean section with the help of two obstetricians. "I had to have two deliver him instead of one, because they knew he was going to be big," Brandon told ABCNews.com. "They struggled to get him out." She told ABCNews.com that his estimated weight at her final ultrasound was closer to 11 pounds, so she was shocked by his size. Although J.J. had to spend the first 10 days of his life in the neonatal intensive care unit because of lung problems, he has been happy and healthy since leaving the hospital. At his four month checkup, J.J. weighed 23 pounds, his mom told KSL. "(The doctor) said he'll be a normal, healthy boy as he grows; he'll probably just be a big, tall guy but he'll probably slim down as he gets into his toddler years," she told the station. Brandon also has adorable 3-year-old twin girls, and they were 4 pound each at birth. Now, all three of her children wear the same size diapers. "He's very calm, content and giggly. He sits with his sisters all day. He only cries if he's hungry or tired," she told ABCNews.com. "He's an awesome little guy, or big guy." An expert told ABCNews.com that baby J.J.'s size is likely due to Brandon's type 1 diabetes. "An interesting effect of insulin, if it's not taken in a sufficient amount, the glucose remains high, and the baby's glucose starts to rise," Dr. Robert Barbieri, chief of obstetrics and gynecology at Brigham and Women's Hospital in Boston, said. "It's like giving the baby fertilizer and it grows very large." Babies as large as J.J. are rare because doctors usually induce labor if it looks like the little one isn't so little, Barbieri said. He estimated that the odds of giving birth to a 14-pound baby are 1 in 100,000. Hefty newborns from all over the Continue Reading

Ten-year-old Colombian girl gives birth to baby: report

A young girl in Colombia, believed to be just 10 years old, arrived at a hospital and gave birth without any advance care, shocking many in that country and around the world. While details of the story are sketchy, the girl reportedly came into a local hospital profusely bleeding and in enormous pain, Univision’s Primer Impacto reported. According to the report, she gave birth to a 51/2-pound baby. The delivery was the first time she had seen a doctor during her pregnancy. While the quickly spreading story has horrified people around the world, little is known about the young girl’s identity, the baby’s father or how such a young girl got into such a grownup situation. Members of the community reportedly have kept mum about the girl’s child. The mother, according to reports, does not understand much about motherhood and doesn’t want to breast-feed her baby. According to the report, she’s part of the Wayuu tribe, which can be immune from Colombian laws. Sadly, it’s a growing problem for the tribe, one expert said. “We’ve already seen similar cases of Wayuu girls,” Efraín Pacheco Casadiego, director of the hospital where the girl gave birth, told RCN La Radio noticias, the Huffington Post reported. “At a time when [the girls\] should be playing with dolls, they go to having to take care of a baby. It’s shocking.” The young mother is not the first preteen to give birth. Late last year, a 10-year-old Mexican girl gave birth to a baby boy. And in August 2010, an 11-year-old Mexican girl had a child after being denied an abortion by the local Justice Department. In Colombia, abortions are mostly illegal unless there is a threat to the life or health of the woman, if the fetus is badly deformed or if the pregnancy is the result of rape, according to a 2006 law. That law was passed after an 11-year-old girl had to go to court to get an abortion authorized. Continue Reading

Texas woman gives birth to twins – from different fathers

The 11-month-old twin boys born to a Texas mom have a lot in common, but one thing they don’t share is a father. That’s because their mother, Mia Washington, cheated on her partner, James Harrison, according to the Daily Mail, and her fling resulted in a one-in-a-million double conception. The result is that one twin, Jordan, is James’s son but the other one, Justin, was fathered by a man whose identity has not been released. The Dallas mother became suspicious about her sons’ paternity when she realized that their facial features were dissimilar, according to the Daily Mail. She visited Clear Diagnostics DNA Lab, had a paternity test, and learned that there was just a 0.001 chance that the twins could have the same father.America and all the people in the world, this had to happen to me.” Authorities say it is extremely rare for this to happen. “It’s very crazy, most people don’t believe it can happen but it really can,” Genny Thibodeaux, from the Clear Diagnostics DNA Lab, told the Mail. In order for it to happen, “The infidelity would have had to occur within a 24 to 48 hour period,” says Dr. Joseph Finkelstein, a Manhattan obstetrician and gynecologist. “Once the egg is released and gets fertilized, the system shuts down, so although it technically could happen, it would have to happen in two days or less.” The likelihood of having twins without any medical intervention such as the use of fertility drugs is about 1 in 100, Finkelstein says. In the case of the Texas twins, there was never any health threat to the babies during the pregnancy because they were fathered by different men. “It’s not a baby issue since they had different placentas,” Finkelstein explains. “The two babies are totally separate entities. Babies can have different blood types even if they have the same father.” James Washington has agreed to raise both twins as his Continue Reading