- An expectant mother was at a zoo when her water broke
- She was expecting her baby in mid-May
- She delivered in the middle of the zoo
24-year-old Kymica Hubbard was only expecting her baby in mid-May and therefore felt free to go to the zoo in Nebraska, US on Sunday, April 23.
However, she was surprised when her water broke while on a zoo train with her husband Justin and their two children.
She alerted Justin and within a matter of minutes, she delivered her baby daughter at the Henry Doorly Zoo and Aquarium before getting to the hospital.
Kymica described the experience in an interview: “I was having contractions and it was getting closer and closer together and I was telling my husband, ‘OK, it’s time to get off the (zoo) train and let’s go to the emergency room,’ but he kept telling me I’m over-exaggerating.”
A proud Justin said he was pleasantly surprised by how quickly it all happened, adding that it was a blessed experience.
Justin, 27, said: “She was crying. You know, cooing. And it was just the most beautiful thing that a man can ever see. I mean, it was a truly blessed experience. It was a crazy experience. I mean, I wouldn’t trade it for the world.”
The couple named their baby daughter Drea Hubbard and said they will be returning to the zoo every year on the occasion of her birthday.
Watch the couple share their story in the video below.