WYOMING, Minn. (AP) — Childbirth support training came in handy for a Minnesota couple whose newborn arrived a little early — and before they could make it to the hospital.
Baby Rylan was a week overdue when Shana King started having contractions early Thursday morning at home in Wyoming. Within 20 minutes, Shana and her husband, Brandon, were on their way to the hospital in Hudson, Wis. Not long into the 50-minute drive, Shana says she knew they weren't going to make it. Baby Rylan was born in the passenger seat.
Brandon King says he "looked over and there was a baby on her chest," referring to Shana. She says her training to be a doula, or childbirth support coach, was especially helpful, given the unusual circumstances.
Brandon tells WCCO-TV that they were two miles short of the Wisconsin border, so Rylan is a Minnesota baby.