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Mom gives birth in Nissan Rogue on the way to Tampa hospital

Nylah Grace born at 7:15am on Tuesday
Posted at 11:09 PM, Apr 17, 2018
and last updated 2018-04-17 23:22:06-04

TAMPA — A Wesley Chapel mother gave birth to a baby girl on her way to a hospital in Tampa.

Michelle Caston said she woke up around 6 a.m. on Tuesday with contractions. In less than one hour and 15 minutes, her daughter had arrived.

Her husband, Nathanial Knox, drove her to Florida Hospital in Tampa, but it was too late.

Newborn Nylah Grace was born in the couple's Nissan Rogue. She weighs six pounds and 15 ounces.

"The baby dropped out and then I froze when I saw her drop out, but then once she cried I was like okay," said Nathanial Knox, father.

Hospital staff at Florida Hospital Women's Health Pavilion greeted the family at the entrance.

Registered nurse, Tricia Walton, attended to the newborn's needs.

"We're always equipped with emergency equipment that is down in our lobby," said Tricia Walton.

Caston said she was relieved once she heard her daughter cry.

"I'm just glad she's okay. I wouldn't recommend anyone having a baby in the car. It just happened, but I'm just glad she's healthy," said Michelle Caston, mother.

Nylah joins three older brothers. The couple's 5-year-old son was also born in a car. 

"Different vehicles. Both Nissan Rogues. We traded the last one in," laughed Caston.

The whole ordeal left dad speechless.

"I really don't have words for it. She's beautiful," said Knox.

As for mom, she deserves some sleep.

"Tiring day. Exhausting, but exciting," said Caston.

Hospital staff said mom and her newborn are doing fine.