Born on the run

PHOENIX, Arizona (KPNX) – An Arizona woman was forced to give birth in her minivan after her newborn just couldn’t wait for the short drive to the hospital.

Ariana Critzer says she can laugh about it now, but it was a whole different story when she was about to give birth to her third child, Roxy.

“We started booking it to the hospital and a little more than half way there I screamed at him to pull over, it was going to happen now,” Critzer says.

A Mesa parking lot became the hospital, their Dodge Caravan the delivery room, and dad, the doctor.

Critzer was then taken to the hospital.

Both the 25-year-old mother and the baby girl are doing well. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language, racial slurs or consistent name calling will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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