Woman Gives Birth on I-270 Before Morning Rush

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    What should have been a 10-minute trip to the hospital turned into a life-changing event for one local couple. News4's Shomari Stone caught up with the husband and wife who welcomed their new son into the world on the side of I-270 in Rockville Friday morning.

    A Montgomery County woman gave birth to a baby along Interstate 270, with the help of her husband.

    Ann and John Noland were on their way to a hospital Friday around 5 a.m. when she started feeling contractions. 

    Baby Born on I-270 Southbound

    [DC] Baby Born on I-270 Southbound
    A Montgomery County mom had to make a special pit stop on southbound I-270 Friday morning -- to deliver her baby. Fire officials say the baby was born near Middlebrook Drive around 6 a.m. Mom and baby are doing fine.

    "I said, John I think it's time!" Ann recalled. "And it was definitely time. [We thought] we'd make it just in time..."

    Her husband immediately pulled over on the highway near Middlebrook Road in Germantown, walked around the car, moved his wife's seat back and delivered Atticus, the couple's third child.

    "I was very nervous," John said. "I'm relieved and overjoyed."

     

    "I delivered the baby and then called you," John laughed after giving the 911 dispatcher their location.

    The Nolands were later transported to an area hospital, where Ann and baby Atticus -- a healthy 9 pound, 7 ounce baby boy -- are doing fine.

    "I'm happy -- overwhelmed but that's to be expected when things don't go as planned!" Ann said.