Woman delivers grandson in van en route to the hospital - MyFoxAustin.com | KTBC Fox 7 | News, Weather, Sports

Woman delivers grandson in van en route to the hospital

Posted: Updated:
Lamar Pryor was delivered by his grandmother. Lamar Pryor was delivered by his grandmother.
SOUTHFIELD, Mich. (WJBK) -

A little bundle of joy wasn't about to put on the brakes so mom could make it to the hospital in time, so a family van became a makeshift delivery room.

Lamar Oneal Pryor is just three days old, and he already has a story to tell.  It all started early on the morning of Tuesday, March 19.

"I woke up around 3:45 in the morning to contractions," said Raven Pryor.

However, Baby Lamar was six days early.  His mother and her mother thought his arrival would be a lot like ones they had seen before.  So the family piled into the mini van and headed to the hospital, but this baby was clearly on his own schedule.

"Once we got in the car, [the contractions] were strong.  They started to get a few minutes apart," Raven said.  "[Then] I was like, 'Oh my god, I cannot wait.  [He's] coming.'"

That's when her mother, Cynthia Pryor, took over.

"She told me to push.  I was just listening to her.  I was crying," said Raven.

"His head was coming out," Cynthia explained.

"We were still in the car.  I thought I was dreaming," Raven said.

"Between Adams and Old Perch is when I believe he popped right on out.  I looked over and saw him in his sack.  I thought I was dreaming," said Ronnie Pryor, Raven's father.

"I popped it, and he just came out," said Cynthia.  "I cleared his mouth out, and I got my cell phone, called 911."

Ronnie never stopped driving.  The next thing they knew they were at the emergency room, and despite his dramatic arrival, little Lamar was just fine.  He has his grandparents to thank for that.

"We were already close, but this has just shown me she really is a super mom," said Raven.

Cynthia and the family are looking forward to getting little Lamar's birth certificate because Cynthia's name will be listed as the person who delivered him, something that is very special.

  • Local NewsLocal NewsMore>>

  • Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Migrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington Hills

    Friday, August 1 2014 12:10 AM EDT2014-08-01 04:10:56 GMT
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
    Illegal immigrant teens from Central America to be housed in Farmington HillsTwenty-four illegal immigrant teens from Central America will soon be housed at Wellspring Lutheran Services in Farmington Hills, which has secured a federal contract. The immigration issue is a major one, and what seemed far, far away is now coming closer and closer to home."We've been watching this for six, eight weeks now, now it's Michigan," said William Largent, president and CEO of Meskwaki. the business arm of...
  • VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    VIDEO: Witness says man roughed up by Clinton Township police, hospital security

    Thursday, July 31 2014 11:25 PM EDT2014-08-01 03:25:38 GMT
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
    In a video spreading across social media, a Michigan man says police and hospital security roughed up a man.
  • Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Large two truck crash closes I-75, second accident nearby

    Thursday, July 31 2014 10:57 PM EDT2014-08-01 02:57:29 GMT
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
    A crash involving two semi trucks shut down I-75 tonight, according to Michigan State Police.
Powered by WorldNow

KTBC FOX 7
119 East 10th Street
Austin, TX 78701

Phone: (512) 476-7777
Fax: (512) 495-7001

Didn't find what you were looking for?
All content © Copyright 2000 - 2014 Fox Television Stations, Inc. and Worldnow. All Rights Reserved.
Privacy Policy | Terms of Service | Ad Choices