Christmas baby born on side of road


December 27, 2017
AP Hannah Lindeman holds her newborn daughter, Poppy, in her hospital room at United Hospital in St. Paul, Minnesota. Sitting behind Hannah is her husband, Taylor.
AP Poppy was delivered in her parent's on the side of a frigid road on Christmas Day.


A Minnesota couple delivered their baby on the side of a road while rushing to the hospital on Christmas day, just two minutes after the mother's water broke.

Taylor and Hannah Lindeman told the Star Tribune that they were forced to pull over along Highway 8 at the edge of Chisago City and Wyoming to wait for an ambulance.

Taylor Lindeman says, they were on the way to a St Paul hospital in minus-2 degree (minus-19 Celsius) weather, but the baby "had other plans." Hannah Lindeman gave birth to a daughter, Poppy, in the car's front passenger seat.

A police officer arrived shortly after the birth and tied off the umbilical cord with a shoelace from Hannah's boot.

The couple expects to return home from United Hospital on Wednesday.