“We quickly got into the car but didn’t make it five minutes down the road before my daughter’s head was out.”
This is Beth Newell. She’s a comedy writer and the creator of the Reductress website, and she lives in Mamaroneck, New York.
Newell, 30, was preparing to go to the hospital to deliver her baby with her husband, Peter, and her doula, Silvie, when her water broke.
“We quickly got into the car but didn’t make it five minutes down the road before my daughter’s head was out,” Newell told BuzzFeed.
Things happened pretty quickly, which resulted in Newell giving birth to her baby girl, Maeven, in the back of a Honda.
Thankfully, her doula aided her in safely delivering the child while her husband called 911 for additional assistance.
Beth’s tweet after the whole ordeal has gone massively viral, with more than 15,000 retweets and nearly 30,000 likes.
She says most of the online reactions have been “positive.” However, some have accused her of making the story up and using social media for a free handout, but Newell said she was just “making a joke.”
Later, the official Honda Twitter account reached out to Beth, sending her well wishes. But, according to Newell, they won’t be giving her a new car.
They did, however, offer to pay for cleaning and seat replacement in the wake of baby Maeven’s birth.
Newell also says that her baby is doing fine, adding, “She’s healthy and happy and hungry and clearly does what she wants when she wants to.”