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article imageMan delivers his baby in car on side of New Mexico freeway

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By Leigh Goessl     Dec 18, 2012 in World
A New Mexico dad delivered his own daughter in a car recently when his wife's labor suddenly progressed and she was ready to deliver.
While driving his wife, who was in labor, to the hospital on I-25 in Albuquerque, Andrew Milligan had to quickly transition from driver to playing doctor.
"We were half way through Bernalillo when I felt the first urge to just push," mother Deanne Milligan told ABC affiliate KOAT News.
With this, Andrew Milligan pulled the car over and prepared to help deliver his baby.
"We're on the side of I-25; we are on the side of the freeway. It's freezing outside, and I'm delivering this baby," said father Andrew Milligan. "I'm not ready for delivering a baby, but ... I might as well. I got to do it."
The baby reportedly came quickly and soon-to-be new mom told her husband to call 911. He did and was told by emergency dispatchers that he needed to cut the umbilical cord. He ended up using an MP3 cable.
An ambulance arrived and took the family to a local hospital, and everyone is doing well. Brinna Lee Milligan has been described as a "determined" little girl.
Earlier this month there have been at least two other car births in the U.S.
On Dec. 3 two Huddle House employees in North Carolina assisted a couple deliver their baby in a car parked in the restaurant's parking lot. Later that week, on Dec. 8, a young woman in Ohio went into a progressively quick labor as her mother was taking her to the hospital.
“I felt something heavy coming out so I just had to push real bad and she just came out,” Jessica Flores told local media. "So it was about a 15-30 minute delivery I had on my own."
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