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2 families deliver babies on California freeway
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2 families deliver babies on California freeway

2 families deliver babies on California freeway

2 families deliver babies on California freeway

A very special delivery came to two Bay Area families in quite an unusual way this weekend when two fathers delivered their sons on different parts of the same freeway.

Hanna Sahourieh and his wife, Naomi, of San Bruno, said they were headed to Kaiser Hospital in San Francisco on Friday morning, but their unborn son had other plans.

Sahourieh was forced to park his SUV on the split between Northbound 101 and Interstate 80 and deliver his son after his wife’s water broke when the couple was stuck in traffic.

“Right when I saw the head start to come out I just parked the car, jumped out, dodged traffic and started to get honked at,” he said.

Minutes later, Sahourieh delivered his son at 10:49 a.m. on the freeway.

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“She pushed, (the baby) popped right out and he landed on my hand right there in the middle of the freeway in the car,” he said.

Mom said she was only focused on her baby and was glad to hear him cry.

“With my daughter, she didn’t cry at all,” Naomi said. “So when he came out and started crying, I was like, 'Oh my gosh! He’s good; he’s healthy.'"

Sahourieh drove his wife and son to Kaiser in San Francisco to make sure their 9-pound, 1-ounce bundle of joy was OK. Doctors let dad cut the umbilical cord in the car.

The couple named their son Jiries Hanna Sahourieh, but a family member nicknamed the newborn “Way-Way,” a nod to his freeway delivery. It’s a delivery his family will never forget.

“It’s just a blessing and he’s healthy so that’s all that matters,” Naomi said.

Although it is rare for families to have roadside deliveries, another father delivered his son on Saturday afternoon in Novato, also on Northbound 101, with the help of a dispatcher from the Marin County Communications Center.

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