Ohio woman gives birth in passenger seat, husband helps her while driving to hospital


Ohio mom-of-three gives birth in passenger seat while her husband speeds down the highway to the hospital – before he manages to catch their newborn with one hand

  • Kelli Emge, a French teacher, gave birth in the car while her husband, Ryan, was driving her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital on Friday 
  • Husband Ryan, whose family resides in the outskirts of Cincinnati, Ohio, had one hand on the wheel and one hand out to catch his newborn daughter Rebecca
  • Ryan praised his wife’s composure, saying it is ‘the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. She just handled the whole thing’
  • Kenariye Delaney, another woman in the area, also gave birth to her child in an unusual way
  • She gave birth to her newborn at home, just two minutes before an ambulance called by her partner on the same day arrived
  • Both families say they’re grateful there were no postnatal complications that required medical intervention










An Ohio couple’s newborn daughter – their fourth child – came into the world in the most unique way on Friday. 

Ryan Emge, from Cincinnati, Ohio, assisted his wife, Kelli, in giving birth to newborn Rebecca in the passenger seat of their car while they were driving to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital, according to reports. 

‘I had kind of a freak-out and I was like, ‘Honey, do you want me to pull over? What do I do here?’ And she’s like, ‘No, keep going, we need to get to the hospital,’ Ryan told local news outlet FOX 19. ‘The baby started coming out, so I just reached over with my hand and I caught the baby.’ 

The father-of-three said his wife Kelli ‘took her seatbelt off, put her knees on the seat facing the back and started giving birth in the passenger seat while I was driving on the highway.’ 

Rebecca came out in her father’s hand, and he carefully put her down onto the seat below, deployed as a cradle.

Kelli Emge (pictured), a French teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, 'took her seatbelt off, put her knees on the seat facing the back and started giving birth in the passenger seat' while her husband, Ryan, was driving her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

Kelli Emge (pictured), a French teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, ‘took her seatbelt off, put her knees on the seat facing the back and started giving birth in the passenger seat’ while her husband, Ryan, was driving her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

‘It was, like, the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen': Ryan Emge, a father of three, told Fox 19 about his newborn daughter's birth. Emge was driving his wife to hospital when baby Rebecca wanted to come into the world

‘It was, like, the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen’: Ryan Emge, a father of three, told Fox 19 about his newborn daughter’s birth. Emge was driving his wife to hospital when baby Rebecca wanted to come into the world  

Newborn baby Rebecca (pictured) will certainly have a story to tell in the future regarding her birth

Newborn baby Rebecca (pictured) will certainly have a story to tell in the future regarding her birth 

Emge went on to praise his wife’s composure, saying it is ‘the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. She just handled the whole thing.’   

Dressed in a pink onesie with white spots on it, baby Rebecca was sound asleep in her mother’s arm, probably tired from the unexpected way she decided to come into the world.    

‘Rebecca made it evident that she was coming and not waiting,’ her mother Kelli, who teaches French, said.  

Meanwhile, another unusual birth coincidentally took place on the same day in a different part of Cincinnati.

Kenariye Delaney said that she’s always wanted to give birth at home. 

‘But I didn’t expect it to happen that way,’ she said.

For the past week, Delaney said she had gone through several days of false labor. 

However, she knew the baby was ready to come on Friday, so her partner called an ambulance. Their newborn, on the other hand, didn’t want to wait.

Kenariye Delaney gave birth at home without any medical assistance, even though her partner had called an ambulance

Kenariye Delaney gave birth at home without any medical assistance, even though her partner had called an ambulance

‘He came within five minutes of that phone call,’ Kenariye said.

Two minutes later, the ambulance arrived to provide medical assistance.

Both families said they’re grateful that they’re healthy after welcoming their latest family additions.

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