CLARKSVILLE, Tenn. - A baby simply couldn’t wait to arrive in the world in Clarksville on Wednesday, officially being born in a moving car going to the hospital along Athletic Avenue.
“911 said pull over, I said, the heck, I’m not pulling over, I’m going for it,” Lisa Rivenburg, grandmother of the baby, said.
It was around 5 p.m. and Danielle Pitman was having contractions and knew, her baby girl may be coming a week early, and it little baby Breann arrived about halfway to the hospital.
Still driving the car, a Jeep, Rivenburg grabbed Breann with one hand with the other on the wheel.
“I got the high beams going, I got the horn beeping, and I’m trying to hold the baby and unwrap an umbilical cord from around the neck,” Rivenburg explained.
Breann was having trouble breathing, so when they got to the hospital, doctors got to work.
“I don’t remember half of what happened, it was just fast,” Danielle Pitman, the mother, said.
A few days later, everyone was healthy and at home.
“I’m glad that she came out healthy,” Pitman said. “Ten fingers, ten toes!”
All said and done, baby Breann will have a unforgettable story to tell for the rest of her life.
“It’s not something you want to do everyday, but it’s something you’ll do again in a heartbeat,” Rivenburg said.