NH mother gives birth in Dunkin' Donuts parking lot during snowstorm
MILTON, NH (WGME) - The big snowstorm we had last week brought a foot and a half of snow along the southern Maine-New Hampshire border.
It also brought a new life into the world.
This newborn baby boy is named Callaway.
His mother gave birth to him last week in a snowstorm that dumped about a foot and a half of snow on Milton, New Hampshire.
At first, Mariah Tate thought she was in false labor. She wasn't. A relative called 911. What followed was a bumpy ambulance ride on snow covered roads.
"You know, when you're driving along on snow, it's super bumpy," Tate said. "Over all the bumps on the road and stuff like that, it was just like oh, man. This is horrible."
Three miles in, the ambulance stopped.
"We had to pull over to let a paramedic on,” Tate said. “And I didn't know. They didn't say anything to me about it cause I'm like 'Why are we pulling over', like let's go. I want to get to the hospital now."
Five miles later, the ambulance stopped again at a Dunkin' Donuts in Rochester. That's when baby Callaway decided he wasn't going to make the other three miles to get to the hospital. So she had the baby right in the parking lot.
"She checked and she was like 'Oh, well, you can start pushing now.' I was like wait, what? You want me to do what? Like no. No, no, I can't," Tate said
Minutes later, lucky baby Callaway was here, all 7 pounds, 11 ounces of him.
"It was very, very quick," Tate said.
Meanwhile, the baby's father was waiting at the hospital.
"I come in with a baby. 'Hi guys, how are you?'” Tate said.
Mariah says this was the first baby the paramedic ever delivered.
"Her face was glowing. I looked at her and I was like 'Was this your first time?' She goes 'Do you want me to answer that?'" I was like," Tate said. "I said it's OK. And she goes 'Yeah, this was my first time. (laughs)"
A wild night mom says she'll never forget, the night she gave birth in a snowstorm.