Pregnant Idaho woman on way to the doctor delivers her own baby

Six-pound, seven-ounce Kimber Marie Crown is doing just fine.
By Evan Bleier   |   July 7, 2014 at 2:30 PM   |   Comments

HEYBURN, Idaho, July 7 (UPI) -- A pregnant Idaho woman who was on her way to an appointment with her doctor took matters into her own hands when her daughter decided that she was going to come a little early.

Shawna Uriguen delivered six-pound, seven-ounce Kimber Marie Crown while she was driving through Heyburn.

"I was at the stoplight in Heyburn, and I was on the phone with my fiancé and I told him, 'I think the baby's here.' I heard the baby crying, and I was still driving because I was trying to find a spot to stop safely and pull off the road without blocking traffic," Uriguen told the Times-News.

The 29-year-old, who has another child, didn't think she was in labor even though she had been having inconsistent contractions.

"She had a couple of mild contractions that kind of took her breath away, but she was able to breathe through them. And then she had a big one and said, 'I think the baby is in my pant leg.' I told her to put the baby on her chest and just tried to keep her calm," said Burley's fiancé, Clay Crown. "I felt pretty helpless," he said.

Emergency personnel were surprised by the unorthodox delivery location, but Burley and the baby are both doing just fine.

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