July 12, 2011
Kansas Woman Gives Birth in Tent on Fishing Trip
By Chad Love
So you think you're a hard-core angler? Maybe, but you've got nothing on Lorraina Fortine, a woman so hard-core she decided to go fishing two days before her scheduled hospital trip - and ended up giving birth in her tent.
From this story on kctv.com:
A Kansas family returned from a fishing trip with more than mere fish to show for their outing. Lorraina Fortine (FOR'-teyn) was 39 weeks pregnant and scheduled for a C-section Monday. But her doctor told her she wouldn't go into labor before then, so the family headed Friday to Cheney (CHEE'-nee) Lake for the weekend to celebrate her 3-year-old's birthday. But her new baby wouldn't wait.
Fortine told KWCH-TV she woke up Saturday morning in labor, had a few small contractions, and gave birth - in her tent. The newborn girl is named Summer Fortine. She came into the world weighing seven pounds, 13 ounces.