Flying J employee helps an Ogden woman give birth in gas station parking lot

Flying J employee helps an Ogden woman give birth in gas station parking lot

OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A pregnant woman weeks from her due date pulls into an Ogden gas station for some camping supplies and unexpectedly goes into labor. Thankfully one of the gas station's employees stepped up and ensured the woman wouldn't have to go through labor alone.
OGDEN, Utah (ABC 4 Utah) - A pregnant woman weeks from her due date pulls into an Ogden gas station for some camping supplies and unexpectedly goes into labor. Thankfully one of the gas station's employees stepped up and ensured the woman wouldn't have to go through labor alone.

Michelle Sausameda has worked at the Ogden Flying J for two years, but when she got the call that someone needed help at the propane station she never expected to find a woman in full labor.

“This isn’t something that happens,” explained Sausameda. “This is something you see on TV.”

Sausameda didn’t have time to think when she stepped up to the car and found Destiny Johnson about to give birth.“Okay, it looks like we’re doing this,” said Sausameda. “The paramedics weren’t here so she needed help so that’s what I did.”

Sausameda laid the woman down and within minutes it was over.

“I remember when his head came out and I went to turn it to the side a little bit and I didn’t even…as soon as his head came out, he came out,” said Sausameda. “There was no second or third push, no nothing, he was here.”

Emergency crews arrived just after the baby boy was born. Paramedics gave the baby to Michelle while they made sure mom was okay. Michelle, a mother herself, says she’s never experienced anything like it.

“It’s one thing to have your own kid and to have a child and be in a room when other people have kids, but to actually have just you and her and that baby’s coming and there’s nobody else, it’s definitely different.

The woman was taken to Ogden Regional. Hospital officials tell ABC 4 Utah both mother and baby are doing well.

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