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Audio from 911 call captures dramatic moments as Utah couple delivers baby while driving

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Posted at 10:04 PM, Dec 18, 2015
and last updated 2015-12-19 00:04:03-05

EAGLE MOUNTAIN, Utah -- When Kristin Allred started having contractions at their Eagle Mountain home around midnight Friday, she got in the car with her husband Shay to head to the hospital.

“Started driving and didn't quite make it to the hospital,” Kristin Allred said.

A couple of freeway exits away from the hospital, at the point of the mountain, their baby girl was ready to see the world.

“I pushed once and the second time I pushed I was like, 'there's the head,' and then I pushed again and she came all the way out,” Kristin Allred said.

“It looked like she knew exactly what to do," Shay Allred said. "She just grabbed her and picked her up and, 'Oh here she is.'"

Allred delivered her unnamed baby girl while her husband was still driving, but after an initial short cry, she wasn’t breathing.

However, with the help of an experienced dispatcher, the self-described calm couple unwrapped the umbilical cord with a shoe-lace and got their baby girl breathing on her own.

“We’re a fairly mellow couple so we just did what we had to do,” Kristin Allred said.

“It’s unique," Shay Allred added. "Something we can tell her when she's a little older."

This is the Allred’s fourth child, and they say their two youngest don’t really understand what happened, but their 11-year-old daughter has already told all her friends at school.