Mom Talks About Baby Delivered On Side Of Pitt County Highway

A mother who gave birth to her baby on Highway 11 Wednesday morning is back at home with her three day old daughter.

Yoshika Bond was on her way to Vidant hospital in Greenville with her mother, but had to pull over when she realized she wouldn't get there in time. She says it was quite the experience.

"I thought I'm giving birth in a car. I can't believe it. I said these are one of the people you see on TV and you hear about, but you would never think that it's actually you," said Bond.

Not long after, Deasia brown was born. Bond says her baby is doing well. She's 5 pounds 14 ounces. She says Deasia came out crying and hasn't stopped since.

It's probably not how one local mom envisioned welcoming her new baby into the world, but a baby was born on the side of a Pitt County highway Wednesday.

Dispatchers in Pitt County say they got a call at 7:37 a.m. Wednesday for a woman in labor. The caller said they were on their way to the hospital from Martin County, but they had to pull over. The baby was not waiting for them to arrive at their destination.

The expectant mom pulled over on Highway 11, about one mile north of North Pitt High School.

Dispatchers say they talked them through delivering the baby on the phone while an ambulance was sent to the scene. The ambulance then transported the mom and baby to the hospital.

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