Every mother has her share of birth stories. It's almost a competition,
who had the longest labor, who had the most painful labor and delivery. The
birth stories differ as much as the moms and babies themselves.
The most extreme and rare birth stories are the ones where mom goes into labor
and for one reason or another is alone and unable to get to the hospital. Making
the story even more intense is that no one can get to mom to deliver the baby.
Mom might even have little children with her, as her only company. These women
have no choice but to deliver their own babies. As if that is not incredible
enough, there was even a story about a woman who actually had to perform a c-section
on herself to save the life of her infant.
There are somewhat less dramatic birth stories where mom is on her way to the
hospital but traffic or bad weather slow them down, and baby won't wait. They
pull off to the side of the road either in their own car or a taxi, and someone
else delivers the baby. The hero is usually the husband, the cab driver, or a
police officer, and baby almost always is born healthy and safe.
There are birth stories that take place in the hospital where something goes
wrong and despite the best medical care and doctors, the life of the baby is
in peril and prayer is the only thing left that can help. In the end there is
usually divine intervention and the baby is saved.
Another type of strange birth story is when mom doesn't even know she is pregnant
and rushes to the emergency room with severe abdominal pains. A couple hours
later she is giving birth to a healthy baby surprise.