Truck Driver Midwife Helps Deliver Third Baby on Side of the Road

ABC News reported yesterday that Michael Hawthorne, a New Jersey truck driver and the son/grandson of midwives, just helped deliver his third baby on the side of the road.

With blaring car horns in the background, and frantic fathers desperately trying to reach 911, Hawthorne said he tries to remain calm for the births, just how his grandmother and mother taught him.

Not only has Hawthorne helped three moms in emergency delivery situations–a random occurrence so common in his life that he now carries around a birth kit–he has also helped save a child from a tornado and a man during a heart attack.

“I don’t know how it happens, whether it’s fate or goodwill,” he said. “And if someone is putting me in these positions, I wish they’d stop.”

Read the whole story on ABC News.

Melanie Mayo-Laakso


Melanie Mayo-Laakso is the Content Manager for Mothering is the birthplace of natural family living and attachment parenting. We celebrate the experience of parenthood as worthy of one’s best efforts and are at once fierce advocates for children and gentle supporters of parents.

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