Childbirth on freeway was almost perfect delivery says family


SIXTH CHILD…ON THE FREEWAY! THE CHILDBIRTH TOOK AN UNEXPECTED TURN OF EVENTS. BUT AS SARA MATTISON FINDS…WITH THE AID OF 911 AND SOME SHOELACES…THE FAMILY WELCOMED A HEALTHY BABY BOY. SARA? SARA: SAM– THE FAMILY WAS HEADING TO CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER WHEN IT HAPPENED. THESE ROADSIDE CHILDBIRTH DELIVERIES ARE RARE…BUT EMERGENCY OFFICIALS TRAIN FOR THEM. AND NOW THE FAMILY WANTS TO THANK EVERYONE WHO HELPED DURING A CURCIAL TIME. THIS BUNDLE OF JOY IS ONLY A COUPLE OF DAYS OLD AND ALREADY HAS A STORY TO TELL. ANELA MAHOE/MOTHER: I JUST TOLD MY HUSBAND HE HAD TO PULL OVER BORN IN THE FAMILY VAN ON THE SIDE OF THE H-3 FREEWAY… CHAD MAHOE/FATHER: SO I WAS LIKE THIS AND THIS IS WHERE IT HAPPENED.” …LITTLE KANIELA MAHOE COULDN’T WAIT. MOTHER: THIS ONE WAS PROBABLY THE QUICKEST HE JUST FLEW OUT FATHER: “I CAUGHT HIM AND HE WAS SLIPPERY BUT I WIPED HIM OFF AND GOT HIM CLEAN WE PUT HIM IN MY WIFE’S CLOTHES.” HEY KANIELA HEY THERE FATHER: FOR ME IT WAS A PRIVILEGE AND HONOR TO BE ABLE TO DELIVER MY SON HELPING HIM EVERY STEP OF THE WAY WAS A VOICE OF AN EMS DISPATCHER. FATHER: “SO THE FACT THAT I HAD SOMEBODY TO WALK ME THROUGH AND SHE HAD A CALM VOICE THAT REALLY HELPED US OUT.” FATHER: “THERE WAS EVEN A PART WHERE I WAS SUPPOSED TO TIE OFF THE UMBILICAL CORD AND LUCKILY WE HAD ONE OF MY SON’S OLD FOOTBALL SHOES WAS IN THERE.” IN A STATEMENT EMS OFFICIALS CONGRATULATE THE MAHOE OHANA. “THE PARAMEDIC DISPATCHER SPOKE VERY HIGHLY OF THE COUPLE AND HOW THEY DID AN INCREDIBLE JOB TO MAKE SURE THEIR BABY BOY CAME INTO THE WORLD SAFELY.” FATHER: “I KNOW THAT HAPPENS WHERE THERE’S BREACH OR THE CORD MIGHT BE WRAPPED AROUND THE BABY’S NECK SO REALLY I THANK GOD THAT NONE OF THOSE SITUATIONS OCCURRED AND IT WAS ALMOST LIKE IT WAS A PERFECT DELIVERY.” FATHER: “THANK YOU FOR THE 911 THROUGH THE PROCESS OF HELPING ME DELIVER MY BABY I COULDN’T HAVE DONE IT WITHOUT YOU.” SARA: BABY KANIELA IS HEALTHY WEIGHING 6-POUNDS AND 10 OUNCES. THE FAMILY SPENT THE NIGHT AT CASTLE MEDICAL CENTER BUT HAS GONE HOME TODAY. BACK TO YOU SAM.

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