An Arizona woman is celebrating the arrival of her son after delivering him in the car on her way to the hospital.
On November 8, Shannon Geise, 31, drove herself to the hospital when it was time to deliver her baby boy, ABC News reports. She loaded her 1-year-old daughter in the back seat and started the 20 minute drive to the hospital around 1:30 a.m.
“I got in the car and my biggest fear at that time was that I wasn’t going to make it in time to get an epidural,” Geise told ABC News.
Within seconds, the baby had arrived.
“I had to pull over because I had a contraction that would not stop,” Geise told KSAZ-TV. “I was involuntarily, basically, pushing. The first time my body just pushed, I felt him go down. The next time, his head came out, and then I pushed two more times, and his shoulders and everything came out, and I was kind of just in shock. This is not happening to me. This is not happening.”
Geise called 911.
“I just delivered my baby in my car,” Geise told the dispatcher.
The dispatcher was in disbelief that she was in the car alone.
“Are you by yourself,” asked the dispatcher.
“Yeah,” responded Geise. “Well, I have my 1-year-old daughter with me.”
Geise told the dispatcher not to send an ambulance.
“I’m almost there,” Geise said.
You can even hear the baby’s cries on the 911 call.
“OK, the baby’s crying, good. That’s good — I’m going to call them and let them know,” the dispatcher said.
Inside Edition reports baby Sebastian weighed in at 6 pounds, 7 ounces and both mother and baby are doing well.