Ryan Emge is a multitasker: He caught his newborn baby girl with one hand while driving Friday when his wife gave birth in the passenger seat on the way to a hospital, according to a report.
“I had kind of a freak-out and I was like, ‘Honey, do you want me to pull over? What do I do here?’ And she’s like, ‘No, keep going, we need to get to the hospital,’” Emge told FOX 19 of Cincinnati. “The baby started coming out, so I just reached over with my hand and I caught the baby.”
The Cincinnati-area resident said his wife Kelli “took her seatbelt off, put her knees on the seat facing the back and started giving birth in the passenger seat while I was driving on the highway.”
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Emge called his wife’s composure the “most impressive thing I’ve ever seen. She just handled the whole thing.
Sleeping peacefully in her mother’s arms during the post-birth interview, baby Rebecca seemed unfazed by the exciting way she came into the world.
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Kelli Emge added that Rebecca “made it evident that she was coming and not waiting” during the drive, according to FOX 19.