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Philadelphia woman gives birth in sled during snowstorm

By Mason White 10:21 AM January 24, 2014
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By: Eva Fett
(Scroll down for video) A Pennsylvania woman used a sled to get down a hill to reach her car, but her unborn baby did not want to wait.

Shirley Bonanni of Roxborough, Philadelphia, woke up early morning, when she went into labor. Her contractions were 10 minutes apart.

Her husband, Fabian Bonnani, called his parents to come over to their house to care for their 2-year-old daughter Logan.

Shirley Bonanni took her time to get ready for the birth. By the time she showered and was ready to go, the contractions were too quick and too strong for her to walk.

Her husband was unable to drive the car up the steep hill to their house.

Fabian Bonnani came up with a plan. He put his wife on their toddler’s plastic sled and began pulling her to the car.

However, the baby wouldn’t wait. She was born right there on the sled.

Baby Bella Sophia Bonanni weighed 7 pounds 9 ounces, and was born around 6:00 a.m.

The mother and baby were taken to a hospital where they are doing well.