Texas man navigates traffic while filming wife giving birth

HOUSTON (AP) - Video shows a Houston-area man filming his wife giving birth to their 10-pound baby son next to him as he drives through traffic in an unsuccessful effort to reach a birthing center in time.

Jonathan and Lesia Pettijohn were stuck in traffic for more than an hour this week when her water broke, forcing her to self-deliver their newborn son, Josiah.

Jonathan Pettijohn told KHOU-TV in Houston that they didn't pull over because there was no apparent danger to his wife or the baby.

The roughly four-minute video shows him calmly instructing his wife while she screams, "It's coming out! It's coming out!"

After the birth, he says, "We did it! High-five, babe!"

Birthing center staffers were surprised to find Josiah already in hand when the couple arrived.

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