By the time one expecting Michigan mom was nine months pregnant, she had her baby’s birth planned out and had her bags packed and ready to head to the hospital once her water broke.
So when mom Sara Suchodolski went into labor on March 28 while at home with her boyfriend Trevor and their daughter Mila, they grabbed their bags, jumped in the car, and headed to the hospital, which was about a half an hour away, as planned.
However, soon after getting in the car, Suchodolski realized that her birth plan wasn’t going to happen since they weren’t going to make it to the hospital soon enough. “I don’t know, it all happened so fast,” said Suchodolski. “You never think you are going to be that person.”
“I was freaking out because I didn’t think I could do it, ya know? How am I going to do it? I could see anything in the back of the car,” she said. But Suchodolski knew she didn’t have a choice. The baby was coming and she was going to have to deliver it herself.
Despite being in the back seat of a moving Chevy Impala next to her toddler in a car seat, Suchodolski started pushing and managed to deliver her second child ten minutes before reaching the hospital. Once they arrived, doctors examined baby Maci Vallari Prime who weighed six pounds and fifteen ounces, and told the nervous parents that their new daughter was perfectly healthy.
“As scared as I was, and as much of a nightmare that it was going to be for me, it really wasn’t– it is crazy– it is awesome to be able to say that I delivered my own baby.”
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[Featured image: WTKR]