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visconti24
See everything; overlook much; correct a little.
08:50 PM on 11/02/2011
I thought she was here in California, where both things she accomplished, are done without the minimum amount of ability or prior knowledge about the subjects.
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sadiemae1214
Life is a Cabaret old Chum!
10:05 PM on 11/02/2011
Doesn't say much about you, does it?
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visconti24
See everything; overlook much; correct a little.
11:01 PM on 11/02/2011
I arrived in California with two driver licenses. An European and a South American. I had been driving since the age of 14. After a shockingly perfunctory written test and a driving test where I was not asked to parallel park, I was given a California Driver License and have not been tested ever since. So the point made by your nasty posting is what, exactly?
08:48 PM on 11/02/2011
Well, let's see here. First of all, when your water breaks you are in labor. That happened at 4:30 a.m. Then I think the article said the baby was born 6 hours after she got to the hospital. That is NOT 'moments later'. And, in answer to one of the comments, WHY would you postpone something if you are not due for another month? Would you postpone going to the market because you are due to have a baby in 30 days? The lady was extremely right about one thing! Being in labor during your driving test sure would push test time jitters to the back burner!!! Way to go, gal!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
09:51 PM on 11/02/2011
When your water breaks it increases the chance of infection to the unborn child. Any time your water breaks the next stop should be the hospital or a reasonably sterile environment. At 30days before her due date there is also the increase risk of complications. Babies born at 36 weeks can be underweight or have breathing difficulties so waiting even a few hours can make a large difference in the outcome. I am glad she was lucky but this could have ended very badly and then we would be hearing the sad tale of the woman who lost her baby during a driving test. Even a perfect pregnancy can end badly so all women should treat labor and delivery seriously.
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heboprotagonist
Happiness is a decision, not a reaction.
11:02 PM on 11/02/2011
Actually a woman's water can break and active labor can still be several days out.
Only if the water breaks and it is muddy or brown should she proceed immediately to the hospital. The discoloration is evidence that the baby has passed meconium (1st bowel movements) and could cause infection. If the water is clear- everything should be fine for quite awhile.
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Mrsbean54
05:03 AM on 11/03/2011
If you're due in one month and your water breaks, you're not due in one month anymore.....

Water breaking = imminent baby

1st time mothers (not sure if she was or not) can take hours and hours to give birth, but they're still having contractions. Contractions can make it really dangerous to drive.

People might be impressed with what she did, but it probably really wasn't a good decision.
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360Dunk
Feeder of slot machines
08:14 PM on 11/02/2011
The car's radiator was hissing...she could have at least removed the cap, squatted, and broke her water in it to prevent overheating.
10:15 PM on 11/02/2011
I wonder why YOUR mother didn't do that when she had you. And then left you in the engine.
08:56 AM on 11/03/2011
no no no that was his sister.. she stood too close to the microwave with him
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360Dunk
Feeder of slot machines
09:26 AM on 11/07/2011
Itsafact....on the other hand, I was wondering why you are having so much difficulty interpreting a flippant, facetious comment. Must you be so literal, child?
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secondcoming
08:11 PM on 11/02/2011
I know how she feels, you do not want to have to go back in line!!
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Mrsbean54
05:06 AM on 11/03/2011
Lol she had an appointment, but that's a good point.

On the other hand, it makes her decision to do that even worse....she could have gone through 8 hours of labor and had the baby in the DMV line!
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John Hazelton Smith
Don't get caught...
08:03 PM on 11/02/2011
I guess nothing will make you come to a full and completely STOP like a contraction.
07:30 PM on 11/02/2011
Now that's what I call a determined woman. Many of us try to finish up tasks we won't be able to get to after the baby.
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hanrobecowen
07:24 PM on 11/02/2011
That was dangerous. With her water broken, the baby could have come any time or she could have gotten an infection. Once the water is broken, it is not long at all. Very stupid woman. Ballsy, but stupid.
07:32 PM on 11/02/2011
when my water broke, my doc had me wait at home until the contractions were close together. You can wait a little while without problems. Issue is more the baby can come quickly.
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thinkagain2
07:16 PM on 11/02/2011
Women have dropped babies while working in the fields, while riding in wagons across the prairie, and in all sorts of 'dangerous' situations. Most make it through just fine and continue on a though nothing much had happened. I think sometimes we make far more of pregnancy, birth and delilvery than is needed for anything other than someone else having the opportunity to make a lot of money off of a very simple and natural process.
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hanrobecowen
07:28 PM on 11/02/2011
Are you a man? It might be a natural process, but it is not simple. It is hard and painful and with my second, I had to give myself over 200 injections a month just to keep the baby alive. With my first, I threw up for nearly 10 months. NOTHING is simple. As far as women dropping babies working in fields and while riding across prairies...yeah, we do it in hospitals now where care is available and the fetal mortality rate is smaller. It is called progress.
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bluegnu63
Humor s/b wry, dry, and sly...
11:52 PM on 11/02/2011
Excellently-put!
07:38 PM on 11/02/2011
That natural and simple process was the main cause of death for women until modern medicine. And if the mom didn't die, sometimes the babies did. The doc didn't make it on time for my Grama's home breech birth, the baby died.

That natural process would have killed me, for both of my pregnancies.

1st time, I had a breech 10 lb baby. Plus I had pre-eclampsia, which almost killed my mom and great aunt. Result: caesarian

2nd time, it was twin birth. Pre-eclampsia, placenta previa (very deadly to mom and baby), and hydro something or other (blew up like a water balloon). Plus one breech and both 5 weeks premie. Twins rarely lived in the old days, even in my youth I only knew one set.

Then I hemorrhaged and almost died 2 weeks later.

Some are easy births, but many are not.
deborahjoybrat
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07:12 PM on 11/02/2011
Why is this news?
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Mrsbean54
05:08 AM on 11/03/2011
Does someone have to say this on every single article?
09:28 AM on 11/03/2011
No, just the ones you look at
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mrsmagoo1953
07:11 PM on 11/02/2011
JUST GOES TO SHOW WOMEN ARE GREAT MULTI TASKERS!! WE ROCK!!! MAZEL TOV ON YOUR NEW BABY GIRL!!
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mrsmagoo1953
07:07 PM on 11/02/2011
JUST GOES TO PROVE THAT WOMEN ARE AWESOME!!! WE CAN MULTI-TASK, AND WE ARE MOST CERTAINLY THE STRONGER SEX!!!
deborahjoybrat
The more I know people, the more I love my cats
07:14 PM on 11/02/2011
There is nothing awesome about not postponing a driver's test when you are in labor.
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10:59 PM on 11/02/2011
agreed. more like nauseating. stupid, selfish behavior.
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LivelyLexie
Don't panic.
08:42 AM on 11/03/2011
I don't think you used enough exclamation marks.
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AudreyLee
Don't block me bro
06:36 PM on 11/02/2011
How could she fit behind the wheel, though? Valid question.
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thinkagain2
07:12 PM on 11/02/2011
wheels tilt, seats are adjustable in most cars these days! ;- o
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GOODDOC1
"civil war" is an oxymoron
04:04 AM on 11/03/2011
She was still a month early, so it's not all that surprising.
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bmitche
06:36 PM on 11/02/2011
If she was that far along, the test should have been delayed.
05:39 PM on 11/02/2011
Figures,, I stood on top of the steps, at the state police steps and acted like rocky,, and someone just had to upstage me..
05:26 PM on 11/02/2011
She didn't realize the danger she was putting her baby in, but glad all ended well.