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Idaho woman delivers baby while driving to doctor

HEYBURN, Idaho (AP) - An Idaho woman gave birth while driving to a doctor appointment and delivered her daughter by herself.

Shawna Uriguen delivered the 6-pound, 7-ounce baby Tuesday while she driving from work to a doctor's appointment, the Times-News reported Thursday (http://bit.ly/1ocS1tx). She was on the phone with her fiance, Clay Crown, 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 OK.

Uriguen, 29, said she had been having contractions but didn't think she was in labor. 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.

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lkemer July 03 2014 at 8:54 PM

Glad to hear mother and child are fine but it would be nice to read a story about a baby's birth that mentions a husband rather than fiance or significant other. Doesn't anyone get married before having children anymore? Oh, forgive me I guess the people follow the Hollywood way of life.

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Jay July 03 2014 at 9:48 PM

You nit-pickers are missing the most important part of the story! It is very rare for human females to deliver babies unassisted and alone. She had no midwife, no doctor, not a paramedic or helper, and she managed. There had to be at least some pain and that could have easily caused her to crash her car. This is really extraordinary.

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moudsie Jay July 04 2014 at 9:05 AM

I had a hard time believing this -- I mean she was seated--driving the car and the baby was born and slid down her leg. I don't see how that could even happen. Again--she was SEATED -- so how did the baby slide out? I thnk she may have pulled over and gave birth, but this--I don't think so.

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gov111w Jay July 04 2014 at 9:34 AM

Jay that is just cultural here is the country, As this women proved, it can be done !!

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l85matt July 03 2014 at 7:52 PM

congrats on your new baby .hope everyone is doing great

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exitscreaming July 03 2014 at 8:01 PM

I found a quarter in a parking lot today, where's my story ?

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grgblnk1 July 03 2014 at 9:12 PM

Sounds like the baby delivered itself

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hytopsdavid July 03 2014 at 8:52 PM

Yes,always check our pant legs before driving off, especially on tuesday's

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Carol July 04 2014 at 3:31 AM

What a crazy story! Glad that they're both well. How does a baby come out when your sitting on the "exit"? And how did the baby fit in the pant leg? Was this her first? And no pushing? Sweet looking little Idaho spud! Thanks AOL for yet another incomplete news article. Sheesh

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Mike July 04 2014 at 6:52 AM

Such a hectic world...too busy to marry...to busy to give birth in a hospital...

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larry July 03 2014 at 8:46 PM

I had a "floater" this morning but yesterday iI had one that sank to the bottom. Where is my AOL story on that ???

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virginia larry July 04 2014 at 9:16 AM


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Ralph Richardson July 04 2014 at 7:53 AM

Sitting behind the wheel, driving, in a pair of pants and your gonna squeeze a baby out through the leg hole of your underpants and your outer pants and shake it out the bottom of the leg hole. Come on people! I'm going on record as saying that is a complete fabrication.

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