• Parents, photographer talk about capturing moment Jacksonville baby was born in car

    By: Deanna Bettineschi, Action News Jax

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    JACKSONVILLE, Fla. - A picture has hundreds of shares on social media.

    It focuses on a mother giving birth to her son in her car and her husband right there to help deliver him.

    It was taken in the parking lot of St. Vincent’s Southside hospital early Wednesday morning.

    “By about the third contraction, we were on Belfort and I said it was a pushing contraction, and I said ‘Noah you have to catch this baby it's coming,’” said mother Lauren Strunk.


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    The family’s photographer, Stephanie Knowles, was following them.

    “I threw it in park, opened the car door and put her in a better position and about two minutes later and two contractions, we had this guy on her belly,” said father Noah Strunk.

    Knowles jumped out and started snapping away.

    “She debated whether she should help us or take pictures and she chose the latter,” said Noah Strunk.


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    And the family says they’re so glad she did.

    The photographer said the photo hasn’t been Photoshopped, just turned to black and white.

    The couple decided to name their new baby boy Noah Parker van Rhyn Strunk.

    They’ll be calling him Parker since he was born in the parking lot.


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