Ohio woman gives birth in passenger seat, husband helps her drive to hospital

Husband rushes wife to hospital as she gives birth captures newborn son with one hand after giving birth in passenger seat

  • Kelli Emge, a French teacher, gave birth in the car while her husband, Ryan, drove her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital on Friday.
  • Husband Ryan, whose family lives in suburban Cincinnati, Ohio, had one hand on the wheel and one hand out to accommodate his newborn daughter Rebecca
  • Ryan praised his wife’s composure, saying it’s “the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen.” She just arranged the whole thing’
  • Kenariye Delaney, another woman in the area, also gave birth to her child in an unusual way
  • She gave birth to her newborn baby at home just two minutes before an ambulance arrived and was called by her partner on the same day
  • Both families say they are grateful that there were no postnatal complications that required medical intervention


The newborn daughter of an Ohio couple – their fourth child – was born Friday in the most unique way.

Ryan Emge, of Cincinnati, Ohio, assisted his wife, Kelli, with the birth of newborn Rebecca in the passenger seat of their car as they drove to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital, according to reports.

“I kind of freaked out and I was like, ‘Honey, do you want me to stop? What am I doing here?’ And she says, ‘No, go on, we have to go to the hospital,’ Ryan told local news channel FOX 19. ‘The baby started coming out, so I just reached out with my hand and I caught the baby.’

The father of three said his wife Kelli ” took off her seatbelt, put her knees on the back and started giving birth in the passenger seat while I was driving on the highway.”

Rebecca came out in her father’s hand and he carefully set her down on the chair below, like a cradle.

Kelli Emge (pictured), a French teacher in Cincinnati, Ohio, “took off her seat belt, put her knees on the backrest, and started giving birth in the passenger seat” as her husband, Ryan, took her to Mercy Health Fairfield Hospital

'It was the most impressive thing I've ever seen': Ryan Emge, a father of three, told Fox 19 about the birth of his newborn daughter.  Emge drove his wife to the hospital when baby Rebecca was about to be born

‘It was the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen’: Ryan Emge, a father of three, told Fox 19 about the birth of his newborn daughter. Emge drove his wife to the hospital when baby Rebecca was about to be born

Newborn baby Rebecca (pictured) will definitely have a story to tell about her birth in the future

Newborn baby Rebecca (pictured) will definitely have a story to tell about her birth in the future

Emge praised his wife’s composure, saying it is “the most impressive thing I’ve ever seen.” She just took care of the whole thing.’

Baby Rebecca, dressed in a pink romper with white spots on it, was fast asleep in her mother’s arm, probably tired of the unexpected way she decided to be born.

“Rebecca made it clear that she was coming and not waiting,” said her mother, Kelli, who teaches French.

Meanwhile, another unusual birth happened on the same day in another part of Cincinnati.

Kenariye Delaney said she always wanted to give birth at home.

“But I didn’t expect it to happen that way,” she said.

Delaney said for the past week that she had been having false contractions for several days.

However, she knew the baby was ready to arrive on Friday, so her partner called an ambulance. Their newborn, on the other hand, did not want to wait.

Kenariye Delaney gave birth at home without medical help, even though her partner called an ambulance

Kenariye Delaney gave birth at home without medical help, even though her partner called an ambulance

“He came within five minutes of that call,” Kenariye said.

Two minutes later, the ambulance arrived to provide medical assistance.

Both families said they are grateful to be healthy after welcoming their latest family additions.

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