Mum in labour is told to keep her legs closed as baby decides to make an appearance in the family car
Firefighters got to the labour scene faster than the ambulance
An unsuspecting fireman-turned-midwife had to pull out all the stops – and a baby – as he helped out at the birth of a baby boy in the carpark of Flash Dancer, a topless strip club in Texas.
The heat was on for Edwin Martinez of the Arlington Fire Department when his engine was the first to respond to the emergency delivery of little William Nathaniel Jones in the early hours of Tuesday morning.
Dad-to-be Nate Jones had been rushing his wife Amenze to hospital when they were pulled over for speeding! By the time they got back on the road, their unborn son decided to start speeding too – calling for an unscheduled stop outside the nearby raunchy club.
Responding to an emergency call, firefighter Martinez was first to arrive on the scene, and was worried he was going to have to deliver Amenze’s baby in the front seat of the family’s car.
“She kept saying, ‘The baby’s coming, the baby’s coming!’ And I was like, ‘No, it’s not, not unless you open your legs,’” says Martinez, whose grasp of fire control is hopefully better than his understanding of the process of labour.
Luckily, the paramedics arrived just in time and William was born safe and happy in the back of the ambulance. Everything went smoothly and it was business as usual for paramedic Michael Wynn, “We kind of breathed a big sigh of relief,” he said, “and then I realised I had a lot of paperwork to do.”
Mum and babe are both doing well.