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(WKRN Nashville)   "The contractions got so bad I got quiet. All of a sudden I couldn't even scream, and I realized - crap - we're having a road baby"   (wkrn.com) divider line
    More: Sappy, Childbirth, Pregnancy, Ryan Thompson, Nashville couple, Braxton Hicks contractions, Ryan's pregnant wife Gayla, coolest part of this story, Nolensville Pike  
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2021-06-20 8:54:04 PM  
I read that as "contractors" and wondered if "road baby" was a euphemism for a bubble in the asphalt.
 
2021-06-20 9:00:02 PM  
Road head is better.
 
2021-06-20 9:05:26 PM  

FrancoFile: Road head is better.


Sure, until you hit a pothole...
 
2021-06-20 9:07:41 PM  
Thus ensuring that country music will continue to be made.
 
2021-06-20 9:09:05 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Thus ensuring that country music will continue to be made.


Only if it was born in a pickup, with a dog nearby
 
2021-06-20 9:09:30 PM  
Yeah, well that is why I always use good grammar.
 
2021-06-20 9:16:14 PM  
So she crapped herself right after finding out?
 
2021-06-20 9:17:54 PM  
every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.
 
2021-06-20 9:20:25 PM  
She was never in any danger. MiB was on the scene.
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2021-06-20 9:22:15 PM  
I was born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus.
 
2021-06-20 9:23:15 PM  

Badafuco: I was born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus.


Rollin' down Highway 41?
 
2021-06-20 9:25:58 PM  
Road babies is the name of my Top Gear all female tribute band.
 
2021-06-20 9:26:07 PM  
ROAD BABY!
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2021-06-20 9:29:33 PM  

FrancoFile: Road head is better.


That's how you prevent road babies
 
2021-06-20 9:31:58 PM  

Thosw: Badafuco: I was born in the backseat of a Greyhound bus.

Rollin' down Highway 41?


Near the City of New Orleans?
 
2021-06-20 9:37:00 PM  
In Atlanta, we have the 400 club for the kids born on the road stuck in traffic.
 
2021-06-20 9:42:36 PM  
What a road baby might look like:
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2021-06-20 9:44:32 PM  
FTA: His birth certificate will literally say I-440 by Nolensville Pike

A lot of kids are conceived down by Brown's Creek.
 
2021-06-20 9:45:29 PM  

Redh8t: FrancoFile: Road head is better.

Sure, until you hit a pothole...


Or you crash into a bar https://www.10news.com/news/driver-ch​a​rged-in-deadly-san-jose-crash-reported​ly-was-having-sex
 
2021-06-20 9:50:18 PM  
I'd bet she's someone who's now thinking she wished she hadn't had unprotected sex.

/I feel I could have worked more apostrophes into that somehow.
 
2021-06-20 9:50:57 PM  
Oh Jesus Louise!  NOT ON THE SEATS!
 
2021-06-20 9:52:27 PM  

moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.


I won't disagree that the American healthcare system is deeply flawed but blaming it for every roadside birth is to dismiss entirely the fact that labor and childbirth often occurs a hell of a lot faster than expected.

My bff literally had her second child (first contraction to crowning) in five minutes, at home.
The paramedics got there in time to cut the cord and say "congratulations"

From tfa: She wanted me to speed with my hazards on - but I would rather get us there safely," said Ryan. "And based on how quickly he came out, we weren't going to make it regardless."

That isn't a failing health care system, it's a speedy delivery and it happens all over the world.
 
2021-06-20 9:58:19 PM  

Gyrfalcon: Madman drummers bummers: Thus ensuring that country music will continue to be made.

Only if it was born in a pickup, with a dog nearby


It was in Nashville, so that trumps the pickup and dog requirement.
 
2021-06-20 9:59:08 PM  
Bad contractions? Y'all'should've known
 
2021-06-20 10:00:47 PM  

moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.


Has nothing to do with the density of medical services, but with the woman misjudging the situation.
 
2021-06-20 10:02:09 PM  

Madman drummers bummers: Gyrfalcon: Madman drummers bummers: Thus ensuring that country music will continue to be made.

Only if it was born in a pickup, with a dog nearby

It was in Nashville, so that trumps the pickup and dog requirement.


440? Surprised no one smashed into her rear end. Other than the Dad of course.
 
2021-06-20 10:03:51 PM  

mrparks: Yeah, well that is why I always use good grammar.


That is where my brain went too.
 
2021-06-20 10:04:48 PM  

moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.


Yeah, I'm going to have to stop you here. While I don't disagree that there is a too-large chunk of our population that doesn't live near a hospital/clinic/urgent care facility, childbirth isn't something you can set your watch to. Some women have incredibly short labors, where the time between their water breaking at the baby coming out is a very narrow window. Other women labor for 70 hours or more. My mom was in labor with me for less than an hour. She was in labor so long with my sister, she had to have her by C-section.

If your water breaks at home, and you're hightailing it to the hospital, yeah...you could have that baby in the car, on the side of the road, if it's a fast labor. That doesn't mean you live in a medical desert. It means childbirth happens at the speed it happens. She can't keep her legs closed and not push because it could deprive the baby of oxygen. When the urge to push comes, sometimes you have to do it, even if you're not nice and comfy in a hospital bed with an epidural.
 
2021-06-20 10:07:53 PM  

Tannhauser: Madman drummers bummers: Gyrfalcon: Madman drummers bummers: Thus ensuring that country music will continue to be made.

Only if it was born in a pickup, with a dog nearby

It was in Nashville, so that trumps the pickup and dog requirement.

440? Surprised no one smashed into her rear end. Other than the Dad of course.


Well, if he smashed her rear end, I do not think she would have gone into labor nine months later.
 
2021-06-20 10:11:14 PM  

Redh8t: FrancoFile: Road head is better.

Sure, until you hit a pothole...


It's the Carolinas. Nobody there has teeth anyway.
 
2021-06-20 10:13:50 PM  
Times have changed.

The Allman Brothers Band - Ramblin' Man
Youtube 68X8o0S7vJc
 
2021-06-20 10:16:13 PM  

Coco LaFemme: moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.

Yeah, I'm going to have to stop you here. While I don't disagree that there is a too-large chunk of our population that doesn't live near a hospital/clinic/urgent care facility, childbirth isn't something you can set your watch to. Some women have incredibly short labors, where the time between their water breaking at the baby coming out is a very narrow window. Other women labor for 70 hours or more. My mom was in labor with me for less than an hour. She was in labor so long with my sister, she had to have her by C-section.

If your water breaks at home, and you're hightailing it to the hospital, yeah...you could have that baby in the car, on the side of the road, if it's a fast labor. That doesn't mean you live in a medical desert. It means childbirth happens at the speed it happens. She can't keep her legs closed and not push because it could deprive the baby of oxygen. When the urge to push comes, sometimes you have to do it, even if you're not nice and comfy in a hospital bed with an epidural.


Seth Meyers' wife gave birth to their second kid in the lobby of their apartment building.
 
2021-06-20 10:20:15 PM  

parasol: moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.

I won't disagree that the American healthcare system is deeply flawed but blaming it for every roadside birth is to dismiss entirely the fact that labor and childbirth often occurs a hell of a lot faster than expected.

My bff literally had her second child (first contraction to crowning) in five minutes, at home.
The paramedics got there in time to cut the cord and say "congratulations"

From tfa: She wanted me to speed with my hazards on - but I would rather get us there safely," said Ryan. "And based on how quickly he came out, we weren't going to make it regardless."

That isn't a failing health care system, it's a speedy delivery and it happens all over the world.


I was actually quite impressed with that decision by the new dad. A lot of people would be freaking out and speeding, but he kept a level head and did the smart thing.
 
2021-06-20 10:24:12 PM  

MrZoner: What a road baby might look like:
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What realizing it might look like:

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2021-06-20 10:42:42 PM  

moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.


Or, OTOH, timing something like childbirth is hard, and people don't know exactly when to head to the hospital.

/3 time dad
//it's a crap shoot, for reals
///third slashie for all mamas
 
2021-06-20 11:05:03 PM  
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2021-06-20 11:13:59 PM  
Could be worse
Family Guy - Musical Dumpster Baby
Youtube 4p6Dxuf4H2I
 
2021-06-20 11:17:12 PM  

SergeantObvious: moothemagiccow: every roadside birth is a horror story illustrating the policy failures of the american healthcare system.

in france they call these areas where these things might happen "medical deserts." in america, they can happen just about anywhere because we don't give a shiat.

Or, OTOH, timing something like childbirth is hard, and people don't know exactly when to head to the hospital.

/3 time dad
//it's a crap shoot, for reals
///third slashie for all mamas


We were pretty sure my sister's fifth child would be arriving as soon as she hit her 36th week. Every time she sneezed, it was "Amy! Did your water break?!?" Surprisingly, his was the longest of her labors. I always figured he'd heard the commotion outside and decided he was staying inside where it was safe.
 
2021-06-21 1:19:02 AM  
"Road baby" sounds like that emergency loaf you have to pinch off into the ditch because you can't quite make it to the gas station.
 
2021-06-21 1:39:40 AM  
How convenient, since it was conceived the same way.

/kidding
//then again, Tennessee
///third slashie cuts the cord!
 
2021-06-21 6:58:20 AM  
Oh no, the horror.

I mean we all know that zero babies survived birth before hospitals, medicine, or buildings.
 
2021-06-21 8:25:10 AM  

aagrajag: "Road baby" sounds like that emergency loaf you have to pinch off into the ditch because you can't quite make it to the gas station.


That illustrates the policy failures of the american healthcare system. There should be sanitary facilities every fifty feet along roads.
 
2021-06-21 9:17:04 AM  
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2021-06-21 9:31:29 AM  
While the medical system in the US is pretty bad, (you have the highest maternal mortality rate in the developed world) But that doesn't necessarily factor into unexpected quick births. Sometimes they just go quick like that, doesn't matter where you live. Sometimes hospitals get it wrong as well. There's been a couple cases here in UK where women have given birth in an elevator or lobby etc after being sent home from hospital. 

CSB

I went into labour but my waters hadnt broken yet so no one believed me when we went to the hospital!   Nevermind I'm having insanely painful and frequent regular contractions.

They were going to send me home (again!) So I just said couldn't feel the baby moving anymore and that got their attention right quick. (baby was actually moving fine)

Turned out I was actually in labour and my waters had "broken" via a small leak so it wasnt noticeable at all. They had to be manually broken by them. fark knows how things would've gone if I'd gone back home like they were telling me.

(And then I nearly bled to death from a semi-detached placenta afterwards)

Road baby would've been fatal for me. Even thinking about it gives me the serious heebeejeebees.

FUN TIMES

End csb
 
2021-06-21 10:18:12 AM  
Road baby?
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2021-06-21 1:23:55 PM  
Road Baby is the name of my Willie Nelson / Lady Gaga mashup band.
 
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