The birth of a child is a beautiful thing.

Well... let's rephrase that. A newborn baby is a beautiful thing (most of them, anyway) as is the elation such a bundle of joy can bring to its new mother and father. The actual act of giving birth, on the other hand, is somewhat less than beautiful, at least to our non-rose-colored set of eyes.

Regardless, the proud pair of parents you'll see in the video after the break decided to film their newborn baby's birth with a handheld digital camera. For the sake of posterity, we guess. That's not so uncommon, though we can't imagine ever wanting to relive the experience in full high-definition glory over and over again.

We feel the need to add that, while childbirth is a completely natural process, childbirth in a car, on the way to the hospital, is not. And neither is driving with one hand while filming childbirth with the other. We'd argue that brings a whole new definition to the term "distracted driving." That said, when the baby decides it's coming... well, it's coming. Maybe next time, try pulling over, eh? Either way, the birth was apparently so non-invasive that the mother actually made a few phone calls while holding her new baby.

Witness the glory of roadway childbirth after the break in a segment from ABC's Good Morning America, as well as the father's unedited YouTube video footage. Umbilical cord and all... which is our way of saying that viewer discretion is advised. Seriously.

Oh, we almost forgot to mention that the parents plan on keeping the car for when the kid turns 16. We guess that's better than selling it to some unsuspecting used-car buyer, no?

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      David S.
      • 3 Years Ago
      '05 FORD FOCUS xlnt condition drives great sml stain on psgr seat COLD A/C
      • 3 Years Ago
      White boys shouldn't wear their hair in a bun.
      • 3 Years Ago
      quote from the dude: "I just kept making sure the frame was good and I was staying on the road...." I think I would have been focusing on pulling over and making sure the baby doesnt hit the floor and my wife was ok....
      Krishan Mistry
      • 3 Years Ago
      I hope that rear seat gets heavily cleaned, maybe even replaced. Especially if it's going to be driven in 16 years time. Dont want Junior dusting it off after 16 years in a garage, new license in hand: "Eww, smells like someone died in here!" "Nobody died here, son/daughter (I didnt want to watch the video to check), you were born here." "**** that is disgusting. Keep the car, I'll walk"
      • 3 Years Ago
      Why is the driver filming & driving at the same time?
      • 3 Years Ago
      Did all that while texting messages with his pee-knees.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I........... don't find myself wanting to watch this video. Witnessed the birth of both my kids. Was great. Just don't want to see a video of someone else's.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Holding a cell phone bad. Delivering a baby? Ok. Got it. In all seriousness I feel sorry for this kid. What a world to grow up in.
      David Dunn
      • 3 Years Ago
      So the take-away seems to be it's okay to film something in the car while you're driving. This is why all laws attempting to control distracted driving should address DISTRACTED DRIVING without painting themselves into legislative- or law-enforcement corners by tightly defining the distractions in terms of hardware or how it is manipulated. How would this have been reported if he had wrecked while she delivered? Your Daddy's a moron, kid! It turned out okay for the same reason that some drunk drivers miraculously make it home alive without killing themselves or someone else.
      Random Guy
      • 3 Years Ago
      This is the strangest thing I've seen on autoblog...O_O
      • 3 Years Ago
      I understand this is, keyword being *blog*, but just because the story may feature some sort of automobile doesn't mean it should automatically be posted.
      Get Squirly
      • 3 Years Ago
      Giving the car to the baby when it turns 16? Best birth control ever.
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