In a shocking video that is doing the rounds on social media, a Houston woman is seen giving birth to a baby boy on the front seat of a car. The rare moment was filmed by Lesia Pettijohn’s husband Jonathan Pettijohn when they were stuck in a traffic jam while on their way to the hospital. The couple was stuck in the traffic for more than an hour when Lesia’s water broke. She was forced to self-deliver her 10-pound baby, Josiah, inside the car.
Lesia Pettijohn of Lake Jackson told her husband to record her giving birth once she realized the baby would arrive before they could make it to a Houston birthing center.
‘I was probably freaking out way more than I should have. But I really didn’t want to have him in the car. I was scared. I didn’t know if he’d be breathing OK or if he would need anything else,’ Lesia told.
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The video, which was posted on YouTube on Thursday, opens with the caption, ‘We’ve been driving for 45 mins. Already’.
“Its coming out, Oh my God, its a boy,” the woman is seen screaming in the four-minute video.
“It’s a crying baby, it’s breathing. Hold him upside down,” Jonathan is also heard giving instructions and support to his wife.
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The video shows no nudity, but for some it could be plain painful to watch. The most remarkable thing about the whole video is how the duo maintain their cool. In fact, when the baby pops out, the father high-fives his wife for giving him the most amazing gift of his life!
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‘He’s gonna be famous before he even knows his own name. It’s in Norway. It’s amazing. I can’t believe so many people want to see something like that,’ said proud pop John. This is the couple’s third child. They have two daughters, aged two and one, who were both delivered at the Bay Area Birth Center.
The video went viral on social media after it was uploaded on YouTube on 16 July and has been viewed more than 7 million times.