Woman gives birth on Natcher Parkway

OWENSBORO, KY (WFIE) - Donna Berry says babies in her family are born fast, but she didn't realize how fast her daughter would give birth yesterday afternoon.

Courtney Gregory was visiting her parents at their farm in Ohio County when she felt some pain. "I've had a really bad cold the last few days. I started coughing a lot and I started cramping. I starting thinking that it was just from coughing, "said Courtney Gregory.

Gregory laid down hoping the cramping would stop, but the cramps didn't let up. Gregory was worried she might be going into labor so she downloaded an app on her cell phone to time her contractions. "It said my contractions were two and a half minutes apart and I was in stage two of active labor and that I needed to go to the hospital," said Gregory.

Courtney, her husband Bryan, and her mother jumped into her grandma's car and raced to Owensboro Health Regional Hospital. Bryan called 911 and was on the phone with an ambulance that was heading towards them on the Natcher Parkway. "While he was on the phone with the ambulance my water broke in the car and that's when I stopped with the wishful thinking. We're not going to make it to the hospital," said Gregory.

Berry tried to keep her daughter calm by singing and praying until they met up with the ambulance in the median on the Natcher Parkway. Gregory gave inside the ambulance to a 7 pound, 6 oz. boy named Kyran Keith Gregory.

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