Here at Wetpaint, we are having a run of stories on mothers delivering babies in cars, and this latest one’s a doozy! According to a video on Today.com, a Florida mom, Jessica Stanley, was en route to the hospital to deliver twins when she and her fiance, Antavian Milton, got into a car accident. Stanley’s head hit the windshield and she blacked out.
While one might consider this to be just about the worst stroke of luck anyone can have, what happened next was the mark of good fortune. The person behind them was Betty Horne, who is a gastroenterology tech at Baptist Hospital. Using her medical background, she sprang into action to help Stanley, who had begun to give birth to her first son.
Horne grabbed a towel and caught the baby as it was being born. Frighteningly enough, he wasn’t breathing. She took her index finger and swiped the back of the baby’s throat to clear his airway and she heard the baby cry.
Stanley’s second son was born via C-section only minutes later at the hospital. Both babies weighed more than 7 pounds and are doing well, as are Mom, Dad, and their three other siblings who were in the car at the time of the accident.
Horne calls the experience “amazing,” and she earned more than just bragging rights that day. In fact, the family has asked her to be the godmother to Antavian II.
"I don't even know what a hero is," Horne said when addressing the reference. "I tell you, I don't feel like a hero. I feel that that's something that we all got to do for each other. We all got to help each other.”
We are so happy that this story had such a happy ending! Do you have a crazy birth story? Share your tale below!