Dad Straps GoPro Camera to His Head, Films Wife's Lightning-Fast Labor and Delivery
byKaitlin StanfordJul 11, 2014
For Rosenberg, Texas, mom Kristin Dickerson, her pregnancy was as long as they come: her baby boy stayed put for 42 weeks, not ready to budge for anything. But when he finally did decide to make his grand entrance — just one day before her scheduled induction — the little guy came out, fast and furious. So fast, in fact, that his dad Troy had to race to the hospital at 95 mph; even then, Mom couldn't quite make it through the doors before delivering him on the sidewalk.
The whole frantic birth is one the Dickerson's won't soon forget — or the rest of the world, for that matter, since Troy managed to get the whole thing on camera. And we do mean the whole thing. Before leaving the house, the excited dad strapped a GoPro camera to his head (which he often uses while biking) because he thought it would be cool to film the ride to the hospital.
Little did he know that the ride to the hospital would feel like a high-speed chase, and that his little GoPro would capture way more than he could ever have expected. The resulting 10-minute clip shows him speeding down the highway (where luckily, there were hardly any cars) while Kristin writhing in pain and screaming as the baby's head crowns.
“I can’t make it! I can’t make it,” she yells. “We need to stop.” Troy tries to calm her, even saying he'll deliver the baby, if it came to that. As it turns out — it came to that.
"I'm thrilled to have the footage," Kristin told ABC News. "I'm more hesitant to send it to people, because it's such an intimate moment for us, but as a birth educator, it's really cool to let people see that our bodies know what to do."