Dad-to-be films wife in labor on way to hospital

TEXAS - A Texas woman who went into labor was rushed to the hospital, but didn't quite make it into the emergency room. However, her husband happened to record the car ride and the birth on his GoPro camera.

The video provided to ABC News depicts Kristin Dickerson and her husband, Troy Dickerson, driving to the hospital at 95 miles per hour on June 28, after the mom-to-be went into labor.

Kristin, at 42-weeks pregnant, sits in the front seat, screaming in pain, while Troy does everything a supportive husband should. He comforted her and kept insisting they were making it to the hospital in time for the birth, according to ABC.

Pulling up right next to the hospital, Kristin screams "I can't make it!" She stands up and yells for her husband to catch their baby.

She was originally scheduled for induction the next day at the hospital where she works as a childbirth educator.

"I'm thrilled to have the footage," Kristin told ABC News. "I'm more hesitant to send it to people, because it's such an intimate moment for us, but as a birth educator, it's really cool to let people see that our bodies know what to do."

The couple already has two other children and both of their births were filmed. Troy uses his GoPro for biking and surfing and Kristin says it was like second nature to strap it to his head for the birth.

EDITOR'S NOTE: The ABC video below is censored, however, discretion is advised.


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