Dad to Be Films Wife in Labor While Speeding to the Hospital
When Kristin Dickerson of Rosenberg, Texas, went into labor at 42 weeks pregnant in the middle of the night, her husband Troy Dickerson did everything a supportive husband should do and still had time to catch it all on a GoPro.
What resulted is an agonizing nearly 10 minute video which depicts the two speeding 95 mph down the highway on June 28 towards a Houston hospital as Kristin Dickerson groans in pain.
“I can’t make it! I can’t make it,” Kristin says between screams, “We need to stop.” but the husband drove on, trying to calm his wife, assuring her that he would deliver the baby if necessary.
As the couple arrived at the hospital, Troy along with a valet attendant tried to coax Kristin to sit in a wheelchair, but the baby was already on its way.
Barely out of the car, Kristin was standing up when she delivered baby Truett at 2:05 a.m., her husband there to safely catch the baby as he came out. By that time a team of nearly 10 nurses had rushed to assist the family.
Incidentally Kristin was scheduled for induction the next day at the Texas Children’s Hospital – Pavilion for Women where she works as a childbirth educator.
Thinking she would have to give birth on the side of the road before making it to the hospital, Kristin insisted that they stop at a closer facility, but her husband assured her they were only 15 minutes away.
“I’m thrilled to have the footage,” Kristin told ABC News. “I’m more hesitant to send it to people, because it’s such an intimate moment for us, but as a birth educator, it’s really cool to let people see that our bodies know what to do.”
According to Kristin, her husband filmed the births of their first two children, Turner, 4 and Tillman, 2, and loves to use his GoPro while biking and surfing so it seemed like second nature when he strapped the camera to his head for the birth of their third child.