Roadside delivery mother introduces twins
SOUTHWEST MIAMI-DADE (WSVN) -- Doctors are calling the birth of a pair of twins a true miracle.
On Friday, Antavian Milton and Jessica Stanley were on their way to the hospital around 5 a.m. after the mother's water broke. On their way to Jackson South they got into a car crash where their car slammed into the car in front of them. "I could have lost one of my kids or the whole family in one impact," said Milton.
When fire rescue arrived to the scene, Stanley had already given birth to one of the twins, thanks to the help of a Good Samaritan. "I went underneath his head and slowly pulled him out. Slowly and gently. I pulled him out until I saw the umbilical cord," said Betty Hornes, a gastrointestinal technician at Baptist Hospital in Miami.
Stanley said she could tell the baby could not wait. However, she ended up hitting her head on the windshield and says she does not remember much after that. She was later taken to Jackson South Community Hospital where she gave birth to the second baby. "When the car hit the car from behind, the baby's head came out, and after that I don't remember too much cause I hit my head on the windshield, and I blanked out," said Jessica.
"Hornes and I live close by," said Jackson South Community Hospital Gynecologist Dr. Gerald Pierre. "Otherwise, it could have been disastrous. I think God was looking out."
The parents said they are very grateful for their healthy babies, and everyone who helped them, especially Hornes, who saw the crash happen right in front of her. "She was behind the car that pulled out in front of us," said Milton regarding the Good Samaritan who helped the family, "and when she seen me putting my kids out the car, she ran and asked me if I needed any help. I was scared to touch her because I knew one of the babies was coming out," added Milton about Stanley.
The healthy babies both weighed in at almost eight pounds and were named after their father, Antavian. "I'm ecstatic. I'm very happy that I have all of my kids," said Stanley.
One of the twins will remain on antibiotics while at the hospital, since he was born on the side of the road. However, doctors say the parents have nothing to worry about.
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