'I caught her with my left hand!' Woman rips off pants and delivers her baby in car on the way to hospital while mother is driving

  • Heather Payo, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, was on her way to the hospital when she realised she was not going to make it in time
  • Her mother Robin was driving when the incident happened on Tuesday
  • Heather ripped off her pants just in time to deliver the baby girl, who she caught with her left hand
  • They wrapped the baby, named Jessica Rose, in a flannel shirt and took her to the hospital
  • Both mother and baby are in good health and back at home already

By Daily Mail Reporter

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A woman says she delivered her own baby while her mother was driving her to a Pittsburgh hospital.

Heather Payo and her mother were driving from Clairton, Pennsylvania, to Magee-Womens Hospital of UPMC in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when Payo realised she wasn't going to arrive in time.

Payo says she ripped off her pants and delivered the infant, which she named Jessica Rose, by reclining the front passenger seat.

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Caught in the nick of time: Heather Payo, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, ripped off her pants and delivered her baby in the car because she couldn't make it to the hospital in time. She said she caught the infant with her left hand

Caught in the nick of time: Heather Payo, of Clairton, Pennsylvania, ripped off her pants and delivered her baby in the car because she couldn't make it to the hospital in time. She said she caught the infant with her left hand

Baby girl: Payo gave birth to Jessica Rose in the car while her mother was driving

Baby girl: Payo gave birth to Jessica Rose in the car while her mother was driving

Heather Payo, left, and her mother, Robin, right, were driving from Clairton, Pennsylvania, to Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when Payo realised she wasn't going to arrive in time

Heather Payo, left, and her mother, Robin, right, were driving from Clairton, Pennsylvania, to Magee-Womens Hospital in Pittsburgh on Tuesday when Payo realised she wasn't going to arrive in time

Long drive: Payo had to drive from Clairton to the hospital in Pittsburgh which is a trip of 16.5 miles. She gave birth just a few streets away from the hospital

Long drive: Payo had to drive from Clairton to the hospital in Pittsburgh which is a trip of 16.5 miles. She gave birth just a few streets away from the hospital

‘I couldn’t believe this was happening,’ says her mother, Robin Payo to WTAE-TV.

They were just minutes from the hospital on Bates Street where they pulled over.

 

‘There was she was, I caught her right with my left hand,’ said the stay-at-home-mum to
WPXI-TV.

Heather and her mother wrapped the baby in a flannel shirt before reaching the hospital.

Unbelievable: Heather's mother, Robin, said she could not believe what was happening when her daughter started giving birth in the car

Unbelievable: Heather's mother, Robin, said she could not believe what was happening when her daughter started giving birth in the car

Baby Jessica Rose was not going to wait and pushed to get out before Heather Payo managed to reach the hospital

Baby Jessica Rose was not going to wait and pushed to get out before Heather Payo managed to reach the hospital

Heather Payo gave birth in her car
Heather Payo gave birth in her car

Full-time mother: Heather is a stay-at-home-mum and takes care of her son, pictured right

Heather Payo and Eugene Colclaser, her fiance and father of her newborn baby girl

Heather Payo and Eugene Colclaser, her fiance and father of her newborn baby girl

She weighed 6 pounds and 10 ounces, according to grandmother Robin, who says Jessica Rose is 'beautiful'.

Robin says when they got to the hospital, someone said, ‘Oh, someone's having a baby.’ She says she replied, ‘No, we had a baby.’

The next thing they know, ‘Six guards and 20 people wearing scrubs came out.’

Heather lives with her fiance, Eugene Colclaser, who is also father to Jessica Rose.

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Nice catch! Perhaps you should try out for the New York Yankees. They could use a good catcher.

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What a pretty baby!

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stay at home mom and the house is filthy!

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You determined all that from one picture with some clutter in the background? They could be new gifts for the baby!

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I will never understand why these stories are considered international news.

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you and me both!

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She'll be a good Mom.

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This is not fair, not fair not fair fair fair!!! I call for equal birth experiences for all! Fairness for all! O should do something about this to make it fair for everyone so everyone goes through their fair share of birth pain. Where's the next executive order about this!!! He needs to fix this it's not fair!!!! I was two weeks overdue and had to be induced, which everyone knows is extremely painful!!! And there was noooo o care when I had my kids and I was uninsured then so I couldn't afford pain killers!!! unfair unfair!!! my labor was almost 24 hours long!!! Unfair! Of course my statement here is ridiculous... just using a different vehicle to illustrate that while life might not always be fair, and we can never really change that nor should we try to make it all always, the unique experiences we have can be wonderful even when painful for nearly 24 hours. I wouldn't change it for anything! Best to this family and their new little blessing!

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New born babies are nice. Births, nice but messy. I pity the front seat of the car.

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How did those two creatures wind up with a pretty baby???

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Wow... Cranky much?

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Well, you're a dog in your picture! lol! Why is it ok to pick on adults looks but not ugly babies??? Like you know who who's frequently the subject of verbal/written diarrhea in the celeb stalking section to the right? I bet you all know who I'm referring to! lol! It's horrible that I'm actually putting in in writing, but you're all thinking it! lol!

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See guys! That proves it's not as tough as the girls want you to believe! haha

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Are you really as stupid as you sound? Just because she had her baby in the car does not mean it was easy. FYI, all women don't have the same delivery experience!!

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bc7640... some people just have a sense of humor...

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Actually ALL women deliver their own babies; others are there to catch or help in other ways.

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I didn't hold the scalpel! ;) (But I know what you mean!)

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