US man helps wife deliver baby on highway, uses phone charger to tie umbilical cord


The couple’s daughter, Reagan, was born on September 12. (representative image)

In a bizarre incident, a couple in the United States recently delivered their baby on the side of a highway with the help of two phone chargers nearby.

Taking to Facebook, Emily Waddell revealed that she was on her way to the hospital with her husband, Stephen Waddell, when she realized she wasn’t going to make it on time. He immediately told Mr. Stephen to pull the car toward Interstate 69, where their daughter, Reagan, was born, who weighed 7 pounds and 10 ounces, on September 12.

“Our sweet girl made a wild, fast entry this afternoon,” Ms Emily wrote in the Facebook caption.

In the post, Ms Emily wrote that she told her husband she didn’t want to put the baby in the truck before he could pull her over.

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“Just past mile marker 13, I could feel his head coming out and yelled at Stephen ‘Pull over. NOWWW!” He remembered. He said, “Since my water never broke, it started coming out in sacks still in my hands.”

Mr. Stephen then pulled the interstate where he helped his wife give birth to their daughter. Ms Emily revealed that after the successful delivery, she had to pull out the baby’s mouth and nose, while Mr Stephan worked to tie off the umbilical cord.

“Stephen used 2 phone chargers to tie off the umbilical cord while I pulled his mouth and nose out of my mouth – which is so hard when you push a baby on the side of the road.” He wrote on Facebook.

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In addition, Ms. Emily said she immediately started skin-to-skin with the baby and started breastfeeding. “It was 35 minutes when apart from having a baby in our arms the contractions were still at 8 minutes!”

Throughout the trial, Ms Emily said she was on the phone with her sister, a delivery nurse, while they waited for an ambulance to arrive. She confirmed that the baby is healthy. “I wouldn’t have it any other way,” she wrote.

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