Woman gives birth to son in car – while driving

Amanda (Norgaard) McBride, 29, was working her usual shift at TEAM Industries in Bagley when she began to get really uncomfortable after about 11:30 p.m.

“I said, ‘I gotta’ go!’ and ran out,” Amanda said. Her due date was predicted to be between May 15-18, so the impending birth was right on time.

She went and picked up Phillips, 33, and she began to drive from their home between Shevlin and Bagley to North Country Regional Hospital in Bemidji.

Amanda drove the 2005 red Chevrolet Cobalt because Phillips suffers seizures.

“It wasn’t really that bad,” Amanda said of the labor pains.

At about Wilton, her water broke.

“She yelled at me to grab the wheel,” Phillips said. “And then, all of a sudden, I heard this little waaa (cry).”

Amanda said she had managed to pull down her pants after her water broke.

“And then the baby just came right out,” she said. “I was just sitting on the seat and he just slid out. It really wasn’t bad at all.”

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