A Georgia woman got the surprise of her life after she went into labor on the job. But the surprise wasn’t where she gave birth, it was that she gave birth in the first place.
Quanesha Hulett, 24, was delivering mail for the United States Postal Service on last month when she started feeling sick. “I got off at 2:30 and was going to go home shower and nap. But my stomach hurt so much, so I called my mom to come home and take me to the hospital,” she told People.
As she was lying on the back seat of the car, she realized she was giving birth. “I felt something drop, hit the car seat and start to cry. I was in so much shock I passed out. I really thought I was dreaming,” Hulett said.
Police arrived to find her newborn baby boy Quincy wasn’t breathing — he had a clogged airway. Officer Martin Davis, a first responder, began doing CPR to get him breathing again. Hulett called the officer a hero.
Despite not receiving any prenatal care, Quincy was born a healthy six pounds and four ounces. Hulett and Quincy were able to go home after being monitored for three days in the hospital.
Hulett said she didn’t have any idea that she was pregnant due to a continued menstrual cycle. She also didn’t gain a noticeable amount of weight. She said her job of delivering mail is strenuous, so she maintains a healthy diet and takes care of herself. Although she was unaware she was pregnant, the new mother said she’s feeling great and is spending every waking moment with her newborn son.
“I have to learn to be a mom right now. I had less than 48 hours to become responsible and become someone’s mom. It’s a process and a journey. I recently said I wasn’t going to have kids for a while.”