July 3, 2014 4:42 pm
Updated: July 3, 2014 4:43 pm

Woman delivers baby while driving to doctor’s appointment

This photo provided by Shawna Uriguen, shows Shawna with her fiancé Clay Crown, left, and their daughter Kimber Marie Crown taken in Buhl, Idaho on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

AP Photo/Shawna Uriguen

HEYBURN, Idaho – A U.S. woman gave birth while driving to the doctor and delivered her daughter by herself.

Shawna Uriguen delivered the 6-pound, 7-ounce baby Tuesday, the Times-News reported Thursday. She was on the phone with her fiancé and said she was trying to find a place to pull over when the baby was born.

She said she quickly got the baby out of her pant leg and checked to make sure she was okay.

This photo provided by Shawna Uriguen, shows Shawna’s daughter Kimber Marie Crown taken in Buhl, Idaho on Wednesday, July 2, 2014.

AP Photo/Shawna Uriguen

Uriguen, 29, said she had been having contractions but didn’t think she was in labour. The baby, named Kimber Marie Crown, was due on Saturday.

Uriguen said medics arrived in minutes, and she was taken to the hospital to get checked out. Uriguen said she and the baby are fine.

Global News

© The Canadian Press, 2014

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