Nurse delivers her own baby in car outside of hospital where she works

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MECHANICSBURG, Pa. -- Some things in life you just can't prepare for -- like having a baby in your car outside the hospital where you work.

Meet Ella Katherine, the newest member of the Michael family. She has quite the interesting birth story.

"It was about 25 to 30 minutes after my water broke that she decided she wanted to be here," Katie Michael, Ella's mom, told WPMT.

Michael's water broke during rush hour on Friday. The couple got stuck in traffic on the way to the hospital and braced themselves for the inevitable.

"I knew she was going to be born in the car because she started coming out," Katie Michael said.

Ella Katherine Michael was born Friday at 5:25 p.m. Katie Michael picked the time because she delivered her own baby outside of the emergency room at Pinnacle Health in Harrisburg, where she works as a nurse.

"I do a lot of the units in the hospital but L&D is not one of them. We were joking that I can add L&D now because I was my own L&D nurse," Michael said.

Meanwhile, dad George Michael ran inside to get some help.

"I didn't know what was actually happening. Usually, you have a baby in a hospital, not in the car," George Michael said.

Born 7 pounds, 8 ounces, the Michael family said Ella is a healthy and happy baby girl.

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