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Woman Delivers Her Own Child By Roadside While Her Children Waited In The Car
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Woman Delivers Her Own Child By Roadside While Her Children Waited In The Car

She said that she knew the process and it made the delivery easier.

Representative Image Credit: Getty Images/Guido Mieth
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A mother gave birth to her child on her own while her five children waited in the car. 

Heather Skaats, from Kentucky, gave birth on the roadside three weeks before her due date, on 13th May. She told TODAY, "I was having light contractions before we left, so I figured I had time to run an errand." She believed that the time during labor would be longer as her deliveries with the other children—Kaelynn, 13, Aneleigh, 11, Austin, 6, Luke, 3, and Alyssa, 2—had taken a very long time. 

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She said, "I thought I wouldn’t have a baby in my arms until eight or ten hours later." Skaats' contractions suddenly became stronger and closer together, indicating that labor had begun. Skaats stated that she began driving faster in the hopes of having a home water birth as planned. However, it soon became evident that there wouldn't be enough time.