Fifteen minutes into a 63km trip to the hospital, Lindsay Hollingsworth urged her husband he had better pull over.
“We were on a highway so there was nowhere to stop. We pulled into a rest area. I got out of the car and could feel the head,” Lindsay said.
She described her husband as incredibly cool and calm, having called the ambulance while laying blankets they had brought just in case, in the boot of the car.
Lindsay climbed into the boot and as the ambulance arrived she began to push her second child, a baby girl, out.
“I wasn’t fearful of the birth, but my biggest fear was haemorrhaging,” she said.
Lindsay said looking out from the boot of the car she could see a paddock filled with gumtree saplings and felt a connection with nature.
Selena arrived two hours and 25 minutes after the first contraction, something Lindsay wasn’t expecting after a 23-hour labour first time around.
“I was on such a high afterwards. The level of emotional high and empowerment after was much greater than with my first,” she recalled.
She now jokes about the fact that while she doesn’t have photos of the birth she does have a 000 recording.