Couple On Way To Lincoln Birth Center Deliver Baby In Vehicle

LINCOLN, Neb. (AP) – A couple headed to a birthing center in Lincoln say they were stopped short by their new son.

Margaret Markland told station KOLN on Tuesday that she and her husband, Cal, were on U.S. Highway 6 in northeast Lincoln when she told him to pull over. The baby was arriving.

Cal Markland stopped their vehicle and called 911 for help, but the youngster wouldn’t wait. Cal Markland says a dispatcher coached him through the delivery, and his wife says she didn’t panic because her husband “was calm and collected, even though it was kind of hectic.”

They say little Jason Scott Markland is doing well and already has met his big brother and sister.