Minnesota woman gives birth to son in...

Minnesota woman gives birth to son in car while driving

There are 50 comments on the TwinCities.com story from May 23, 2010, titled Minnesota woman gives birth to son in car while driving. In it, TwinCities.com reports that:

Joseph Phillips ran into the North Country Regional Hospital emergency room early Wednesday morning calling for help because his newborn son was in the car with his mother.

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Get real

South Saint Paul, MN

#2 May 23, 2010
Big Mike wrote:
Intelligent people like these are the future of our country. Scary isn't it?
What makes her unintelligent? She's a fricking HERO! If men had babies it was be a trophy moment. She was at WORK, idiot. Most, if not all, jobs don't give you time off before the baby comes--you work up to the minute the baby comes and THEN the maternity leave kicks in. Plus being far away from a hospital, what would you have had her do? Think it through, Big Mike.
Cindy Stainker

Chicago, IL

#3 May 23, 2010
Congrats to the Phillips', I hope mom and baby are doing well.
fred

Cumberland, WI

#4 May 23, 2010
Way to go Amanda! Damn straight we want people like her to be our future. She's courageous, smart, and resourceful. There is a reason men are not allowed to have babies. Well....make that many reasons.
SpaceCowboy

Minneapolis, MN

#5 May 23, 2010
Baby name????

Chevy?
Coby?
Speedy?
Daniel Bliss

United States

#6 May 23, 2010
Now THERE'S story to tell the kids one day!
Daniel Bliss

United States

#7 May 23, 2010
"..jobs don't you take time off.." Well, not exactly true. You're allowed up to 12 weeks for things like that, in theory. In practice, well, they don't have to pay you for that time off, and they "find ways" to make it difficult for you to take that time off. I don't know her situation, but it sounds like she sure had a quick delivery. Just glad things worked out okay for them.
Women are intelligent

Farmington, MN

#8 May 23, 2010
I was just wondering...When she left work, and Picked her husband up, How come HE didn't drive to the hospital? Maybe that was what Big Mike was talking about. Unintellegent....meaning the husband, not having enough intellengence to offer to drive ,when the woman was clearly in labor!! DUH!!
Heidi

Milwaukee, WI

#9 May 23, 2010
Women Are Intelligent: Hmmm...if you read the article, it states that her husband has seizures, so he cannot drive.
Concerned Christian

Saint Paul, MN

#10 May 23, 2010
Women are intelligent wrote:
I was just wondering...When she left work, and Picked her husband up, How come HE didn't drive to the hospital? Maybe that was what Big Mike was talking about. Unintellegent....meaning the husband, not having enough intellengence to offer to drive ,when the woman was clearly in labor!! DUH!!
The article mentions that the husband has a seizure disorder, which means he probably does not have a drivers license. In the state of Minnesota (as in most, if not all states) people who have seizure disorders have to be seizure-free for a certain amount of time before they can regain their license. Some people with seizure disorders may never get a license (or lose their license permanently if they ever had one). When you apply for a license you're required to tell the DMV if you have something like a seizure disorder.

So, no, the husband couldn't (and shouldn't) have driven them, but obviously the wife shouldn't have either. Sure, they may not have reached the hospital any faster if they had called 911, but they would have exponentially reduced the risk of getting themselves, or other people on the road killed. While I'm glad this story had a happy ending, it sounds like the wife shouldn't really have her license either. Driving while giving birth? That has to be considered reckless!
Get real

South Saint Paul, MN

#11 May 23, 2010
Concerned Christian wrote:
<quoted text>
The article mentions that the husband has a seizure disorder, which means he probably does not have a drivers license. In the state of Minnesota (as in most, if not all states) people who have seizure disorders have to be seizure-free for a certain amount of time before they can regain their license. Some people with seizure disorders may never get a license (or lose their license permanently if they ever had one). When you apply for a license you're required to tell the DMV if you have something like a seizure disorder.
So, no, the husband couldn't (and shouldn't) have driven them, but obviously the wife shouldn't have either. Sure, they may not have reached the hospital any faster if they had called 911, but they would have exponentially reduced the risk of getting themselves, or other people on the road killed. While I'm glad this story had a happy ending, it sounds like the wife shouldn't really have her license either. Driving while giving birth? That has to be considered reckless!
Your "Christian" concern is commendable but not very helpful.
free in mn

Saint Paul, MN

#12 May 23, 2010
Women are intelligent wrote:
I was just wondering...When she left work, and Picked her husband up, How come HE didn't drive to the hospital? Maybe that was what Big Mike was talking about. Unintellegent....meaning the husband, not having enough intellengence to offer to drive ,when the woman was clearly in labor!! DUH!!
Please re-read the article. The husband doesn't drive because he has seizures. He did help steer the car to the hospital entrance. Tsk tsk.
distracted driving

Lake Crystal, MN

#13 May 23, 2010
Would she be cited under the new law for distracted driving? ;o)
Jill

La Verne, CA

#14 May 23, 2010
I hope the car didn't have leather seats.
Elin

Plymouth, MN

#15 May 23, 2010
Ick- better than cloth seats in this situation!
Jill wrote:
I hope the car didn't have leather seats.
Elin

Plymouth, MN

#16 May 23, 2010
How on earth does an 8 lb baby just "slide out" as you are driving?
Alt

Dodge Center, MN

#18 May 23, 2010
And we are worried about people driving while texing or talking on their cellphones.
She WAS texting

Minneapolis, MN

#19 May 23, 2010
hoo hoo hoo heee heee heeeee Arrrrgh i want a epidural do they got it at beehive
She WAS texting

Minneapolis, MN

#20 May 23, 2010
Elin wrote:
How on earth does an 8 lb baby just "slide out" as you are driving?

Three guesses.
petsr4ever

United States

#21 May 23, 2010
Your Not Paying Attention wrote:
Nice dialogue about the "husband" and "wife". The article never refers to them as such. And wake up; this is North Minneapolis, first child together but third child for each. This is just the sort of plain old-fashioned illegitimacy that is ruining our country. The comments referring to the "husband" and "wife" are stupid.
This took place in northern Minnesota, not North Minneapolis, dummy. And, I am assuming because of the location, they were white.
Huh

Saint Paul, MN

#22 May 24, 2010
Joseph Phillips ran into the North Country Regional Hospital emergency room early Wednesday morning calling for help because his newborn son was in the car with his mother.

Well written.. why was Josephs mother with the baby, and why didn't SHE drive?

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