A Chicago Woman Went Into Labor During The Blizzard—She Had To WALK All The Way To The Hospital!

Fri, February 4, 2011 6:30pm EDT by 1 Comment

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Can you imagine struggling on foot through a snowstorm to give birth? One woman had to do just that after going into labor in stormy Chicago this week!

Being stranded in your house is bad, but being snowed-in while you’re in labor is WAY worse! When two feet of snow fell on the Windy City Wednesday (Feb. 2), 29-year-old Julie Johnson had no choice but to trudge through the mounds of snow and ice to deliver her baby! Could you imagine?

David Blaine and his in labor fiancee hopped on a snowplow to deliver their baby!

Julie started having contractions at 2am on Wednesday morning, while Chicago was being hit with a massive snowstorm. There was so much of the white stuff that Julie’s husband Andy couldn’t get his car out of the driveway and an ambulance couldn’t get close enough to her house.

In the end the couple had to strap on their snowboots and make their way through the blizzard, stopping each time a contraction came around, until they reached the nearby Swedish Covenant Hospital. By the time she was admitted, Julie was 9 centimeters dilated and too far into labor for an epidural! As if she wasn’t in enough pain!

Christina Applegate welcomed a daughter, Sophie Grace

“She definitely wanted the drugs, but the doctor there had to coach her through without any,” Andy tells the Chicago Tribune. After a speedy 40 minute labor Julie delivered baby daughter Vada, weighing a healthy 7 pounds and 12 ounces! “She’s perfect,” a relieved Andy says “We’re just so happy we got here safely.”

Can you beat that HollyMoms & Dads? Share your labor dramas with us!

– By Ian Garland

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ann

Posted at 8:15 PM on February 4, 2011  

Sooooooooo..what??????

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