“It’s like God was right there really watching over us” – Texas woman gives birth alone in gas station bathroom

This Texas nurse was nine months pregnant and while traveling with her husband, she told him she needed a bathroom break. Little did she know her baby was ready to arrive and she’d have to manage the whole experience alone. The 22-year-old had to stop at a gas station.

“I started feeling like a lot of pressure down there. Like it was really uncomfortable,” Kaitlyn said.

When Kaitlyn got to the bathroom and realized what was happening she said she started praying out loud.

“God please don’t let me have this baby in this restroom,” she said. 

But her baby had other plans.

“I was standing up the whole time,” Kaitlyn said. “I felt the head and then he just came right out and I like grabbed him and I was holding him right here close to me and that’s when someone outside the restroom was like ‘do you need help?’”

Meanwhile Kaitlyn’s husband was outside and unaware of what was happening until a stranger gave him the news.

“I looked up, saw a woman saying ‘hey your wife just gave birth.’ I was like ‘what?’” Kaitlyn’s husband Sergio Mancera said. 

Sergio reached for his phone and started recording the happy moment after their 7 pound 3 ounce baby Callihan was born.

“It’s crazy to think she gave birth in the restroom,” he said. “Once I got to the restroom she was over there all happy, smiling at me like nothing happened”.  

Kaitlyn said she didn’t feel any pain delivering her baby adding: “I didn’t deliver my placenta until I got to the hospital. That’s when it started to hurt. Delivering the placenta hurt more than delivering the baby.” 

Paramedics then arrived and took Kaitlyn and her newborn son to hospital.

“It’s just really a miracle. Yeah, it was like a miracle,” the couple added. “It’s like God was right there really watching over us.”

Kaitlyn’s proud husband now refers to his brave wife as ‘Superwoman.’

“She’s a strong one right there. She did a great job,” he said giving his wife a hug.

Sergio and Kaitlyn, who is a licensed Vocational Nurse, already have a 3-year-old son Nikolai and is thankful that instead of God answering her prayers that day not to have him in a bathroom stall, the couple were blessed with the safe arrival of a healthy boy.

“His middle name is Eliseo and it means God is my salvation,” said Kaitlyn.

Mom and baby were released from hospital on Wednesday and both are doing well at home.