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Alayna Robbins, Mom, Gives Birth On Phoenix Highway

The Huffington Post  |  By Posted: 03/16/2012 4:32 pm Updated: 03/16/2012 4:32 pm

Fifth time mom Alayna Robbins and husband Mike wanted it to be just the two of them in the delivery room welcoming their newest baby. But, they wanted the doctors and nurses there, too, ABC15 reports.

Instead, Alayna's biggest fear came true: She didn't make it to the hospital and had to deliver on the side of the highway.

The couple was headed to the hospital early Thursday morning when Alayna's water broke. Mike called 911 immediately. The dispatcher told Alayna not to push. She wasn't pleased with that advice. "Don't tell me not to push cause I'm gonna push," she told ABC15.

Mike wasn't ready for the baby to come. "I started screaming, hold it in! hold it in!" he said.

"I CANT HOLD IT IN," she screamed back.

A few seconds later, baby boy Bennett "flew right out".

Fire crews and paramedics arrived and took the family to Arrowhead Hospital. Alayna told ABC15, "we're all doing great."

Though the side of a highway isn't an ideal place to give birth, Alayna isn't the first one to do it. In January 2011, a New Jersey dad delivered his son on the Garden State Parkway when mom, Alshesirca Abrew, told him they weren't going to make it to the hospital. And earlier this week, mom Elissa Simonson made it further than the highway, but not quite to the hospital -- she delivered on the sidewalk outside.

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Here are the ten of the craziest places women have given birth... yet. Click through and let us know if you had a shocking birth experience in the comments.
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  • In A Tree

    In 2000, Sofia Pedro <a href="http://www.guardian.co.uk/world/2000/mar/02/mozambique1" target="_hplink">climbed a tree</a> to escape the floodwaters in Mozambique, Africa. The brave mom held onto branches as she delivered her baby Rosita. A few minutes later, they were rescued by a South African helicopter crew, umbilical cord still attached.

  • At McDonald's

    In 2007, McDonald's employee Danille Miller -- who didn't know she was pregnant -- felt a sudden urge to run to the bathroom during her shift. A few minutes later, she <a href="http://www.babble.com/CS/blogs/strollerderby/archive/2007/12/30/baby-born-at-mcdonald-s-mom-didn-t-know-she-was-pregnant.aspx" target="_hplink">gave birth to baby Austin</a>. Sources were unable to confirm if she changed her greeting to, "Would you like a baby with that burger?"

  • In A Library

    Dominique Trevino was on the way to the hospital by bus in 2009 when she started <a href="http://www.denverpost.com/news/ci_11573019" target="_hplink">having contractions</a>. Another passenger, who worked at the hospital, told her to get off at the library. Once inside, library security pitched in to help deliver her baby girl. She only had to push twice.

  • At A Post Office

    Sonia Marina Nascimento stopped by a <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/england/cambridgeshire/8050190.stm" target="_hplink">post office in England</a> to buy a mobile phone credit -- but got more than just a top up: she went into labor and gave birth to a baby girl right there. The post-master, who put the baby on the scales (and handled her with care?), said she weighed "the equivalent of an £8.22 first class parcel."

  • On A Sidewalk

    In 2009, Tiffany Kohls gave birth a few <a href="http://www.wkow.com/Global/story.asp?S=11431007" target="_hplink">feet away from a hospital</a> in Wisconsin. She said there was no stopping her son Kellen's arrival. Security guards and a nurse helped delivered him.

  • In A Car (That She Was Driving)

    In 2010, Amanda McBride felt like she was <a href="http://content.usatoday.com/communities/ondeadline/post/2010/05/minnesota-woman-gives-birth-while-driving-herself-to-the-hospital/1" target="_hplink">going into labor</a>, so she picked up her husband -- who suffers from seizures -- and headed towards the hospital. While en route, her water broke and her husband took the wheel. "And then, all of a sudden, I heard this little waa-a-a-a (cry)," he said.

  • On A Highway Shoulder

    A New Jersey couple was on their way to the hospital when mom Alshesirca started having contractions on the <a href="http://www.northjersey.com/news/transportation/011011_Woman_gives_birth_on_parkway_husband_delivers_child.html" target="_hplink">Garden State Parkway</a>. Dad-to-be Nelson pulled over and delivered his baby on the side of the road with a 911 operator guiding him. "I was just glad we were driving our truck and not our Civic," said mom.

  • At 40,000 Feet

    In September, Aida Alamillo was <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/09/21/baby-born-on-plane-nation_n_973437.html" target="_hplink">flying from Manila to San Francisco</a> when she went into pre-term labor. Three nurses on board and cabin crew members helped deliver baby Kevin Raymar Francis Domingo --"Francis" because they were en route to San Francisco.

  • On The Internet

    OK, so she was technically at home, but Nancy Salgueiro set up a high-definition video camera in her living room in Canada to <a href="http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/ottawa/story/2011/10/17/ottawa-live-birth-online.html" target="_hplink">livestream the birth of her son</a>. More than 2,000 people registered to watch online. Her two-year-old son cut the umbilical cord.

  • In An Art Gallery

    Performance artist Marni Kotak <a href="http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2011/10/26/marni-kotak-performance-a_n_1032365.html" target="_hplink">made headlines</a> earlier this year when she announced her plans to give birth inside a New York art gallery because it is the "highest form of art." With approximately 20 people in the room, she delivered baby Ajax in late October. Footage of the birth will be added to an upcoming exhibition at the Microscope Gallery in Brooklyn.

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