Susan Anderson and her husband, Joseph, were expecting their second child and had planned to have her at Natural Birthworks in Margate, Florida, to experience a water birth.
Their baby had different ideas, however, and by the time the Andersons were parked at the birth center, she was already well on her way.
“During the car ride to the birth center, I turned to my husband, and I was like, ‘I need to push!’” Anderson told WPLG-TV. “I didn’t think I wouldn’t make it into the building.”
“By the time we got to the first step, the head was coming,” she added.
“That was my focus, just getting inside to the birthing tub, but she had other ideas.”
Thankfully, midwife Sandra Lovaina was ready and waiting. She met them in the parking lot, steps from the front door.