Obama Motorcade Prevents Pregnant Woman From Getting to Hospital, Gives Birth in Car

National   |   Sarah Zagorski   |   Apr 3, 2015   |   6:41PM   |   Louisville, KY

In Kentucky, a pregnant woman went into labor while stuck in traffic caused by President Obama’s presidential motorcade. Thankfully, an Emergency Service Worker and a nurse were stuck in traffic as well and helped the woman give birth in her car.

The MetroSafe EMS worker, Courtney Maloney, told NBC News, “There was a woman that was in labor in the back seat of her car. They couldn’t get through due to the traffic from the motorcade.”



Thankfully, they successfully delivered a healthy baby boy and Maloney helped get the woman to the hospital. Maloney said, “I pretty much had to ride the emergency lane all the way down.”


In July 2014, a similar incident occurred in Los Angeles when a woman went into labor and had to wait 30 minutes to cross the street to a hospital because President Obama’s visiting entourage shut down several roads.

As LifeNews previously reported, people at the scene quickly used Twitter and the hasthag #ObamaBabyWatch and posted pictures of the woman and commented about her plight. Because the Obama motorcade prevented her from getting to the hospital, workers at the medical facility went across the street to attend to her in case she gave birth before getting to the hospital.

Watch the video below to learn more about the incident in Kentucky.