Dad uses GoPro to film wife giving birth outside hospital

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HOUSTON — A dad-to-be shot GoPro video of a frantic trip to the hospital after his wife went into labor.

“I can’t make it! I can’t make it,” the woman says in between screams on the video, but her husband drove on, trying to calm and reassure her.

Troy Dickerson got his wife Kristin to the hospital and he and a valet tried to get her to sit in a wheelchair, but the baby was already on the way.

Editor’s note: This video contains some graphic images and language that may be offensive to some.

“She had gotten out of the car and she had just froze, like stood there. And me and the valet guy were like, ‘Sit down! Sit down in the wheelchair!'” Troy told KPRC.

Only seconds after getting out of the car and while still standing, Kristin delivered baby Truett in front of the hospital with nurses by her side.

“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.”

Kristin, who is a childbirth educator at the hospital, joked that she wouldn’t be sharing her experience with future students.

“I tell my students, ‘This will never happen to you, I promise!’ But I do teach them about emergency birth so they’ll be prepared for it, to take some of the fear out of it,” Kristin told KPRC.

10 comments

  • charlene

    That was awesome! So glad they’ll forever not only have the memories but the video as well!!

  • Ken

    OH my dear Jesus…this will be an extra charge by the hospital…. they will need $50,000.00 ADDED to the bill as the staff had to come OUTSIDE and deliver the child on the sidewalk…Honey, on your bill it will say code 9384 OUTSIDE delivery EXTRA $50.000.00 PLEASE remit within 10 days or you will be turned over to a COLLECTIONS COMPANY !!! Hospital Admins go after the couple if they do not PAY !!! Welcome to the new greedy world kid O !!

  • Desiree

    Such an amazing video! I went through all the emotions from being afraid, laughing, crying, all of them lol!! Best video ever thank you for sharing and congrats!!

  • Lucy

    I don’t understand the recent phenomenon of things that should be of a private nature being made very public. It screams LOOK AT ME! LOOK AT ME! and is quite a pathetic way to be. Furthermore, all the people who go gaa-gaa over the public sharing of videos like this are pathetic as well.

  • cbanteeker@aol.com

    Uh, helloooo….the husband didn’t call ahead to have a hospital crew waiting outside when they arrived??!!!! And he unloaded the car before helping his wife out??!!!

  • its my business

    And she’s a child birth educator as she said. I don’t get it. My second child came very quickly. I walked the halls at the house and then woke up Hubby and Dad and said, “Let’s roll” and the hospital was 40 minutes away. We bypassed triage because they barlely had time to ready the room for me.
    Apparently, the child birth educator needs a refresher course.

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