Woman passes driving test while in labor

Nov. 2, 2011 at 4:30 AM

LIVINGSTON, Scotland, Nov. 2 (UPI) -- A Scottish woman who took her driving exam while in labor said she passed the test and drove herself to the hospital to give birth.

Emma French, 20, of Livingston said her water broke about 4 a.m. on Aug. 30 and she decided to take the 8:40 a.m. driving exam when the baby did not immediately come, The Mirror reported Tuesday.

"Everyone was telling me to go to the hospital but I had waited so long for my driving test, I was determined to do it," French said.

French said she kept her contractions, which were about 10 minutes apart, a secret from the examiner and drove herself to the hospital after passing the test.

"I didn't dare tell the examiner I was in labor in case he made me cancel the test. The nurses in the hospital were very confused because I was getting congratulations cards for both my baby and my driving test. When I told them, they were all in shock. They couldn't believe it," she said.

Baby Eva MacFarlane was born that night, French said.

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