High-Speed Race and Curbside Childbirth Caught on Video!

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A woman goes through pregnancy with a confident vision of where and how she will deliver her child. By confident vision, I mean the unwavering assumption that once she arrives at her pre-selected birthing location, her body will naturally do what it was intended to do: serenely push her new child into this world as she faintly sweats glistens.

“As the couple arrives at the hospital it becomes very clear that Kristin isn't going to make it inside for her delivery.”

And if a painful sound should escape her blushing lips, it will be murmured with elegance, grace, and pride.

Unfortunately, as labor begins, most women discover that their confident visions have been shot with a festering bullet by Mother Nature.

Perhaps we should reconsider our confident visions? This Texas woman’s story is a key example.

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Kristen Dickerson, a birth educator, and her husband were prepared to head to the hospital for her C-section delivery the next day. But after 42 weeks, the baby had other plans. “When Kristin Dickerson told her husband Troy it was time he strapped a GoPro camera to his head, and they took off for the hospital.”

As Kristin’s husband recorded their panicked, early morning race to the hospital … the entire 10-minute, 95-miles-per-hour drive … her frightened cries were howled out for us to hear (because this video was shared with the world).

Check it out … if you dare:

After listening to as much of this video as I could, I found myself submerged with anxiety and compassion for her situation. I’m going to make a bold move and assume she hadn't envisioned birthing her baby in this way.

“Staffers rush out, and Troy keeps rolling.  In the clip posted on YouTube, the audio continues, but the video freezes as you hear the birth of their new baby.

“After the birth has concluded the video resumes, and the camera catches Truett Dickerson in his first few seconds of life nestled in mother’s arms, sitting in a wheelchair still in the driveway at the hospital.”

Why would any woman want this recorded?!

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Once their birth plan went awry, should Troy have left his camera on? I understand that her husband was trying to capture the moment … but if Troy was my husband, I might've taken a cue from Mother Nature and shot a few festering bullets toward his manly bits (with love, obviously).

Do you have a confident vision of where and how you will deliver your child? Do you feel prepared for any unknowns?

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High-Speed Race and Curbside Childbirth Caught on Video!

Kimberly Shannon is a wife, a mother, an editor, a writer ... She is always working to find the perfect balance¹! After Kimberly received her bachelor’s degree in Journalism, she worked on two master’s degree programs (Creative Writing, and Marriage and Family Therapy). At various times in her life she has signed up to study Naturopathy, only to back out at the last minute, and humored the idea of returning full-time to the world of dance. Kimberly has also started 10 different children ... More

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