WYOMING (WCCO) — A Wyoming, Minn. couple expecting the birth of their second child didn’t think he would come into the world as quickly as he did.

Rylan Kensy King was a week overdue when mom, Shana, started having contractions at 2 a.m. Thursday. She was in the car within 20 minutes, on the way to Hudson Hospital with her husband Brandon at the wheel. She says she knew they would never make the 50-minute drive before delivery.

“As soon as we went from the 694 to 94 exchange I could tell we weren’t going to make it,” said Shana.

“I said, ‘no, we are almost there, we’re only about 8 miles away’ and she said, ‘no, you don’t understand. We’re not gonna make it. He’s coming right now!'” said Brandon.

Shana King believes they left their home by 2:20 a.m. and Rylan was born at 2:50 a.m. in the passenger seat.

“The next contraction, he was crowning and not even to the next contraction, he was out,” she said.

“So, I looked over and there was a baby on her chest,” said Brandon.

Brandon said he called 911, remained calm on the phone with dispatchers, even obeying the speed limit before he pulled over and waited for paramedics and an ambulance.

There is a reason why Shana was so calm. She says she’s training to be a doula, which is someone who helps families through childbirth.

“Having that knowledge, you know, behind all of it and knowing it was all so natural,” said Shana.

“I’m just glad he wasn’t born in Wisconsin,” Brandon said. “Two miles short of Wisconsin, but he’s still a Minnesota baby.”

Shana says she was in labor with her 2-year-old daughter for more than four hours, so she thought she had more time.

Rylan is seven pounds, 10 ounces and is perfectly healthy.

“He had the nickname Baby Twinkle this whole pregnancy,” said Shana. “We knew he was a little star in the making, but we figure he’s more of a shooting star now, rather than just a regular old one.”

Comments (20)
  1. Lynnae says:

    go shana!!!!!!!

  2. Seventh Star says:

    My mother delivered me by herself–71 years ago and sounds like it is still going on!

  3. Doula Tory says:

    Way to go Doula Mama! You’ll have a fabulous birth story for all of your future clients. Blessings to your family.

  4. Northern Minnesota says:

    There had to have been a hospital closer then 50 minutes away. If they were glad he was not born in Wisconsin then why were they going there in the first place?

    1. Friend of Family says:

      Without going into personal details, they were going to Hudson for a specific reason related to the delivery/birth. You’re right that there are several hospitals closer and one less than 5 miles from their home, but they did have a specific reason for going to this particular hospital. Brandon’s just being funny about the “born in MN” part.

      1. Western Wisconsin says:

        It is not a matter of WHERE the person delivers, but rather WHO is assisting with the delivery. Maybe the story should have included the reason they were going to Hudson Hospital!

  5. Sarah in Outstate MN says:

    Great job, Momma!

  6. Ferris Lind says:

    not born in WI??? last time i checked who would want to live in MN ?? or WI??

  7. Gloria says:

    Congratulations to the family!!

  8. Pennie says:

    I guess the little babe is not wanting to listen to mom already and at such a young age. LOL

  9. Demetre says:

    This is so sad that the mother chose to risk her babies health so she could have a “special” delivery to meet her selfish needs. There are plenty of capable doctors much closer than Hudson.

    1. Nick Lund says:

      I agree, This is the same kind of mother that denies her baby vaccines. Wake up Mom, your babies health is paramount to your need to be “Trendy”.

      1. Felipe Lopez says:

        This is just sick!

        1. Brock Durbin says:

          I wonder who gets to clean out the car, my goodness it must be a hot mess! Either way, I agree, Mom, you should have thought of the BABY FIRST and not your desire to buck trends. Your basic neglect for your childs well being is down right deplorable!!!

          1. Thomas Crampton says:

            I am confused, there are like 17 hospitals between wyoming and that location in Wisconsin.

            1. Tymon Jorgenson the 4th says:

              Dude, the interior of that car is so gone!

              1. Cora Magey-Folgelson says:

                The baby should have been brought to the nearest hospital, end of story. mom, you need to take a long look in the mirror and ask yourself one question…..WHY? Why endanger your child, why be so damn selfish?

                1. Randi Vega says:

                  Wow Mom, you risked the little ones life and all you got was a dumb news story. sad.

  10. Carla says:

    Congrats Shana and Brandon! He’s adorable! I can’t wait to meet him next month!

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