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Illinois mother delivers own baby

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UNDATED (NBC) - An Illinois mother said she did what she had to do and delivered her baby in a moving car on the tollway while her husband drove them to the hospital.

Beth Farina doesn't have an exact time of birth because she and her husband were on their way to the hospital when little Tobias was born.

"When we got on the tollway. I knew we were not going to make it to the hospital. I was like this baby is coming you better drive faster," Farina said.

Trevor Farina couldn't really help because he was driving.

"She told me she feels like she needs to push. I said the best I can do right now is pull over and call 911 and she told me to keep going," Trevor said.

"I waited for the next contraction, pushed him out, pulled him up onto my chest. My husband was on the phone with 911 and they said do you have something to wrap him in, we found something to wrap him in and wrapped him up," Beth said.

When they couple got to the hospital, they were met by officials that wheeled Beth into the emergency room.

"Everyone was in a panic and then her midwife Glenda got there and she was just like everybody calm down we'll take her upstairs. Everybody is ok," Trevor said.

Beth stayed calm because she had given birth twice before. Plus, she's studying to be a nurse.

"It wasn't planned but i'm glad it happened the way it did because it will be a story for the rest of our lives," Trevor said.

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