San Diego woman gives birth while on the freeway

March 31, 2012 - 2:27 PM

SAN DIEGO (AP) — A San Diego woman who was four days past her due date gave birth to a boy while her husband sped 85 mph to the hospital.

U-T San Diego (http://bit.ly/HtI2gO) reports 29-year-old Christy Henry woke her husband Matt at midnight Friday when she started feeling contractions. By the time he dropped their toddler son off at a friend's house and returned home, Henry's contractions had worsened.

As they dashed on Interstate 5, Henry delivered the couple's 6-pound baby in the front passenger seat. They noted the time of birth, 2:03, on the dashboard clock.

Once they got to the emergency room, dad got to cut the umbilical cord.

Matt Henry, who's a pastor, said things didn't go according to plan "but the Lord had us in mind. We didn't panic."