A mother gave birth to her fifth child in the passenger seat of a moving car in front of her kids.
In the video footage, Alexis Swinney, 25, is seen kneeling on the passenger seat of the car facing her children while her husband Dominique drives the family to a hospital in Texas.
Her children watching on in shock as she delivered the baby with her bare hands while screaming in pain.
‘Can you wait, like, two minutes?’ he asks the mother-of-five.
As her husband urges her to wait, Alexis says I don’t know what is happening.
‘I don’t know if she can breathe. I don’t know what is happening.’
Before they could reach the hospital, Alexis already gave birth to their daughter.
In the shocking video, Alexis can be seen pulling out her baby girl and cradling her in her arms.
‘Oh, she had the baby. Oh my gosh. Oh my goodness, we just delivered a baby in the car. Oh my God.’ her husband says.
The video was posted on the Swinney family’s Instagram page with the caption:
‘There was something beyond special, about getting to deliver my own baby. No doctors or nurses, no lights, or busy people, no one interrupting a moment that should be the most special moments for families as they bring life into the world.’
‘The pain was there, but the joy and peace that followed in those minutes we got to spend alone with our sweet girl was more rewarding than anything I could have asked for,’
‘I honestly think that God allowed me to deliver safely in the car, instead of making it to the hospital, because He knew that my desire for a birth that was without interruption and full of hormones between baby and me, that desire was so deep. And something that the hospital just couldn’t provide for me.’
‘People are shocked and often apologize that I didn’t make it to the hospital. They don’t understand that I just experienced something unrivaled to anything I could have imagined. I witnessed my body take over and a baby is born into my hands. My body is not swollen, and I have no tears. I had my husband and children around me, and for 5 minutes, we embraced everything that happened without any interruption.’
‘Our family has preferred a unique chaos. It was crazy. But it was Amazing.’