The pain was so bad that a Massachusetts woman decided she needed to go to the hospital, so she arranged for a friend to give her a ride.
And as she was waiting on the sidewalk for the car she gave birth to a baby girl.
An unexpected baby girl.
According to Boston-area TV station WCVB-TV, Christine Harvey of Malden told her boyfriend, Doug Rogers, on Monday that she was experiencing severe cramps, not realizing they were contractions in advance of labor.
And then it happened. She started to give birth.
“She went from here to there, and the baby came,” Rogers told the station.
Neighbors called 911, but Harvey had already given birth to a 6-pound, 6-ounce baby girl before an emergency crew arrived at the scene.
“She was holding something really small, and there was a lot of blood,” Rogers said. “I held her. I was like ‘Huh?’ But she’s gorgeous.”
“I thought it was her daughter’s doll," a neighbor told WCVB-TV. "No, it’s a baby, a baby!”
The couple already have two children.
“She’s doing good. The baby’s doing good,” Rogers said. “I’m just blessed right now.”