Dad delivers baby: From a 7-Eleven to a highway fathers get the job done

It was 'due' or die time for these dads when their babies decided to be born

By Tyler Ragghianti
Posted on Dec 12, 2014 - 9:49am


Babies are typically born in the hospital. Well, it seems that it doesn’t always go down that way and dad delivers the baby.

And it’s not all that rare for that to happen, believe it or not.

A dad delivers baby story just happened in Southern California, where Garden Grove residents Allan Su and his then pregnant wife Trisha Huynh were on their way to the hospital when Huynh started to go into labor.

“Yeah, he asked me to hold on. I said, ‘No, I can’t hold on anymore – pull over!'” Huynh told KABC-TV in Los Angeles.

So they stopped at a Santa Ana 7-Eleven.

“I was thinking of driving all the way to Kaiser,” Su said

Su called 911. And the dispatcher, Michelle Richards, coached Su through it.

It was going rather flawless (we guess as something like this could go) until the baby came out with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

“The dispatcher walked me step by step on how to deliver a baby, and she did a wonderful job of guiding me,” he said.

All three went to the hospital and are just fine.

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Paul Tullett, Bryony-Chanel Williamson-Tullett, and Jamielee Williamson. (COURTESY: Manchester Evening News)

And check out this dad delivers baby story from the U.K.

Paul Tullett, 32, delivered his own baby daughter at home after an ambulance was delayed for two hours.

Tullett says did what he had to do when it became apparent that baby Bryony-Chanel was coming, like it or not. An emergency call handler walked him through it.

“I was reading online about home births a week earlier,” he told The Daily Mirror.

“I never expected I would have to deliver my own baby daughter, but maybe it was a premonition. I was frightened, but I tried to stay calm.

“Even now I can’t get over it. I was scared in case things didn’t go right.”


For as bad it might have been, imagine trying to deliver your daughter on the side of a freeway.

Yep, this dad delivers baby story happened to Marine Bolivar Vilchez. He, his pregnant wife and two kids, ages 4 and 3, were in the SUV traveling in Anaheim, Calif. heading west on the 91 Freeway when baby Savannah decided it was time.

“I’m in shock still a little bit about it. Everything was going really fast, but not really. It’s going 1 million miles a minute in your head,” Bolivar Vilchez told KABC in Los Angeles in September.

With a dispatcher’s help, Bolivar delivered his daughter. It’s an experience the Iraq veteran says he will never forget.

“Nothing can prepare you for this, 18 years and nothing can prepare you for this at all,” he said.

A passion for sports led Tyler Ragghianti to brief stints with Fox Sports Florida and Bright House Sports Network. After spending two spring trainings filming with the New York Yankees, Tyler decided to step away from the camera and begin a career with Selig Multimedia, Inc. Tyler graduated from the University of South Florida with a bachelor’s in broadcast journalism. He spends his personal time creating memories with his wife and passing along his enthusiasm for sports to their son.