A woman in Ohio is the proud mother to twins after giving birth to them in the front seat of the family Jeep.
Dacia Pittman, 38-weeks pregnant, woke before dawn with cramping. She knew immediately her twins were ready to greet the world and told her husband Marcus Giffin it was time to go to the hospital. They called her sister-in-law to meet them, gathered her two sons, 8-year old Harley and 5-year old Billy, and began the drive in her mother’s Jeep.
Except Giffin had never been to this particular hospital before.
“We got onto the interstate, and not even five minutes out I could feel a head coming out,” she told The Marietta Times. “I said, ‘Oh my lord.’ I told my husband, ‘Babe, I don’t think we’re going to make it.’”
She told the boys to make room for her to recline her seat all the way back. Then she told them to pull blankets over their heads. She wasn’t sure she wanted them to see what was about to happen.
Her sons quiet in the back, she delivered the first twin, Everett, 6 lbs. and 3 ozs. When her husband asked her what to do, she told him to keep driving and even gave him directions to the hospital.
Next came Amelia, 5 lbs. and 13 ozs., still in the amniotic sac, which Pittman broke herself. That’s when Giffin really started to panic. Pittman told him, ‘They are healthy and alive and crying … you don’t have to speed.’”
Finally, they reached the hospital. Pittman guided her husband to the emergency room and told him where he could find staff to take over. When she saw doctors come out with a stretcher, she crawled onto it completely naked, and told them the babies were on the front seat.
“They were definitely really healthy. I was checking to make sure they were breathing and they cried from the exit to the hospital, so that was a good sign.”
Pittman does not anticipate another wild trip to the hospital while in labor will happen again. As she told Today, “I’m done. I got my little girl. Four kids is enough. My luck I would have boys.”