Anadarko couple delivers baby on U.S. highway 62

Published: Nov. 10, 2022 at 10:41 PM CST
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Comanche County, Okla. (KSWO) - Weighing 8 pounds 9 ounces baby girl Stella Kate was born on US Highway 62 in Comanche county just before 8:30 on Tuesday night.

“I was in labor while I was at work and I didn’t even know. And on the way home I was like, I think it’s going to be soon. I didn’t know how soon it was going to be,” Natalie said.

Natalie’s due date wasn’t until Friday, but baby Stella had other plans.

“We started down this way and made it just north of lake Ellsworth and she said the baby is coming, the baby is coming! And I said no, you know, it’s just pressure. I said we got time, we can make it,” Toby said.

Toby said he had no choice but to pull over near Cherry road.

“By the time I got around to the passenger side, half of her head was out. And I squatted down and the rest of her face was out. I told Natalie to give me one good push, and she pushed,” Toby said.

The couple then called 911.

“It’s going to be for a 23-year-old female, conscious, breathing, delivered a baby on the side of the road,” Dispatch said.

“I feel like that was the most excitement call they had all night, but I was relieved when I saw them show up so quickly,” Natalie said.

Toby said he didn’t have time to be scared and he was running on adrenaline.

“You know I rolled her over in my arm and patted her on the back waiting to hear her cry. And when she cried, I knew everything was going to be okay,” Toby said.

Natalie said she was still in shock even after they arrived at the hospital.

“I was still trying to like process everything. I kept asking Toby, I was like is this real? It didn’t feel real to me,” Natalie said.

Natalie and Toby said this is an experience they will never forget, especially when they drive down Highway 62.

“You know I take that road every day to work, so you know I have to pass it two times a day. So, it will be a constant reminder, that’s where she was born at,” Toby said.

The Comanche County Sheriff’s Department, Apache EMS, and Porter Hill Fire Department helped out that night.

Mom, Dad and baby Stella Kate are doing well.