Talk about birthing drama! One Texas woman was on the way to the hospital to give birth when Mother Nature stepped in with her own plans. Alexis Swinney and her husband, Dominique, were expecting their fifth child, a little girl. Alexis woke that fateful morning to find herself already in labor. She, her husband, and their four children trooped over to their midwife's office, where the family of soon-to-be-seven were told to hightail it over to the hospital, which was only about a 12-15 minute drive away. Time was of the essence, as the midwife informed Alexis that she was already dilated 7 centimeters.
Only about eight minutes into the journey, Alexis realized that the baby was coming, and she was coming right now. That's when she did what any other laboring mother would do: she instructed her husband, who was driving, to begin recording. "Y'all can blame me, I asked him," Alexis revealed after the fact. "I was like, 'In case she's born in the car, take a video.'"
After going viral, the family was interviewed by Jimmy Kimmel on Jimmy Kimmel Live, where they shared more information about the chaotic birth. While on the show, Jimmy gifted the family a new car, but that begs the question: does this family really deserve it? It was a bit of a dangerous stunt for the father to film while driving, especially under such...distracting circumstances. With so many people out there lately who are willing to do the most absurd things in their efforts to impress on social media, it's slightly disturbing to see two adults making risky decisions, filming it, then putting it up on social media where they are praised to no end and rewarded for doing something that endangered their family's lives. Though we love him, we still think Dominique should have pulled over, even for just a moment, while all of this was going down.
Though we're glad to see that everything worked out for the best, we still have to shake our heads at these parents, and at Jimmy Kimmel for rewarding them with a brand new car. What do you think? Are we being too harsh on some clearly very excited parents, or are we right on the money? Let us know what you think in the comments!