Texas Woman Gives Birth To 10-Pound Baby In A Car In Viral Video


There's a lot of preparation that pregnant mothers need to do before welcoming their baby, but no matter how ready a person thinks they are, the birth process is unpredictable and different for every woman.

Some mothers can be in labor for days, and others, well, it just takes minutes.

This week, a Texas mom's incredible birth story has taken the internet by storm after a video of her giving birth in the front seat of a car has gone viral all over again.

Woman gives birth in car

Lesia Pettijohn is being touted for her bravery after she delivered her own baby in the moving vehicle as her husband, Jonathan, used his Go-Pro camera to film the entire process.

The couple were 45 minutes into their drive to the Bay Area Birth Center when the baby insisted on coming out.

Lesia insisted that her husband keep driving instead of pulling over, so they could make it to the hospital in time in case any complications were to occur, especially since neither of them had a cell phone.

"When he was out I was like I gotta push the rest of him out and grab him and pick him up and I was like 'what do I do, what do I wrap him in? My shirt is pretty long I will wrap him up in that,'" she recalled.

Lesia, who was 22 at the time, told KTRK that she was worried about having her third child in the car, but you wouldn't be able to tell because she was relatively calm given the circumstances.

"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," she said.

In the end, the couple shared a high five, and everything turned out fine for both Lesia and little Josiah, who weighed a whopping 10 pounds.

The couple were right in their prediction of just how famous Josiah would be after the dramatic birth was posted online. Four years later, people are still fascinated by the video, which has been watched over 62 million times.

As for why the couple wanted to record the birth, they insisted that it was "mainly for family and friends," especially since they missed the opportunity to capture the birth of their other children.

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