Mom Delivers Baby in Ambulance

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    North Texas mother of six Crystal Monds wasn't expecting her latest birth to be inside an ambulance Tuesday. (Published Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014)

    North Texas mother of six Crystal Monds wasn't expecting her latest birth to be inside an ambulance Tuesday.

    She was 39 weeks pregnant and was supposed to be induced later this week.

    Saginaw Firefighters Deliver Baby

    [DFW] Saginaw Firefighters Deliver Baby
    Saginaw firefighters jumped into action when a woman started to go into labor soon than expected. (Published Tuesday, Jul 15, 2014)

    She told NBC 5 she began feeling contractions Tuesday morning and drove to her mother's home in Saginaw, thinking they would pass. They, instead, grew stronger and closer together.

    "When I made it to my mother's house, I was like, 'Guys, we're not gonna make it to the hospital," Monds said.

    Her family called 9-1-1 and a Medstar crew, along with firefighters from the Saginaw Fire Department, arrived within minutes. Still, it was too late to go to the hospital. Baby John was ready to be born.

    "Sure enough, birth was coming," said Saginaw Fire Lt. Brian Merony. "Babies have a little more timing than we do. They call the shots. It was time for the baby to come, baby decided to come. We were just lucky enough to be there."

    Monds delivered the baby in the ambulance still parked in front of her mother's house.

    The newborn was born with no complications at a healthy weight of nine pounds, six ounces.

    Both mom and baby are at Harris Methodist Hospital in Fort Worth.