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NORTH SALT LAKE, UT (KSL) — A woman gave birth in a truck early Friday morning along U.S. Highway 89 with only her husband present to help deliver the baby.
Mariah Simmonds said her plan was to have her baby naturally at a birth center, but the contractions began to increase unexpectedly late Thursday evening.
“I called the midwife and said, ‘What should we do? Should we come in?’ and she said, ‘Go take a bath and see if they calm down and if your contractions calm down, we’ll meet up a little later.’”
Simmonds said the contractions slowed to 12 minutes apart before she went to bed around midnight.
Around 1 a.m. Friday, Simmonds woke up and the contractions had intensified once again. Her husband, Kirk Simmonds, encouraged her to get going.
“I had five contractions about two minutes apart from here