Shawna Uriguen, 29, was on her way to the doctor when she gave birth in her car. While driving, she felt some sporadic contractions but didn’t believe she was in labor.
But, as she was talking with her fiance Clay Crown on the phone she had a major contraction and Crown heard crying. Uriguen said, ‘I think the baby is in my pant leg!’ as she was still driving.
Fortunately, Uriguen managed pull over and emergency services arrived minutes later. Mother and baby are healthy are the exciting and potentially fatal ordeal. Kimber Marie Crown, after she was removed from her mother’s pant leg, proved to be in good health.
‘I was at the stoplight in Heyburn, and I was on the phone with my fiancé and I told him, “I think the baby’s here.” I heard the baby crying, and I was still driving because I was trying to find a spot to stop safely and pull off the road without blocking traffic,’ she told the Times-News.
Kimber Marie Crown arrived at 1:10 p.m. to Shawna Uriguen, 29, and fiancé Clay Crown, 36, of Buhl.
The 6-pound, 7-ounce, 18-inch-long baby girl and mother are doing fine.
Uriguen was driving from work in Rupert to a doctor’s appointment in Burley when she delivered the child on Idaho 24, just past 21st Street in Heyburn.
Uriguen said she had been having contractions, but they were inconsistent and she did not think she was in labor. The baby wasn’t due until Saturday.
“The baby had other intentions and wanted to get here more quickly,” said Uriguen, now a mother of two. “It was definitely a shock. I was thinking, ‘What should I do now?’”
Crown was driving to Burley for the doctor’s appointment when he heard the baby crying over the phone.
“She had a couple of mild contractions that kind of took her breath away, but she was able to breathe through them. And then she had a big one and said, ‘I think the baby is in my pant leg.’ I told her to put the baby on her chest and just tried to keep her calm,” said Crown, a former volunteer emergency medical technician.