Megan Warfield didn’t let a “major” car accident or the fact that she was in labour stop her from helping someone who was stuck in their car because of the accident.
The 30-year-old firefighter from Maryland recently told Today about a scary but brave thing she did about a week before she was due to give birth.
Warfield had just finished honouring her late father with a memorial golf tournament when she was in a car accident.
Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire Rescue and Marine wrote on Facebook that she was “just a week or so away from her due date” at the time.
“Megan didn’t care that she might get hurt, so she got out of her wrecked car immediately and started helping the person stuck in their overturned car.”
The firefighter from Maryland, who was already a mother of two, said Today that she got out of her car to direct traffic at first. As soon as she saw the overturned car, she ran to help the person.
“I started to climb in with her, but then I thought, ‘What are you doing? “You’re nine months pregnant,'” Warfield said on Today. “I ended up holding on to her because I didn’t know how badly she was hurt then.
Warfield, who was pregnant and had been working at a desk, was trying to calm down the crash victim because “it was a pretty traumatic event.”
She stayed with the woman until first responders came and helped her get free. Only then did Warfield decide that she, too, should be checked out. The soon-to-be mother of three went to Johns Hopkins Hospital in Baltimore, where she found out that the accident had caused her to go into labour and turned her baby sideways.
“The cramping was so bad, and I don’t know how I did what I did,” she said. “I must’ve just been running on adrenaline.”
Six people were taken to the hospital because of the chaos. Less than 24 hours, Warfield and her boyfriend, Joshua Daugherty, a paramedic who happened to be at the scene, had a healthy baby girl named Charlotte.
The Bowleys Quarters Volunteer Fire and Rescue Department called her a “true public servant” and congratulated her on the birth of her third child.
“Good job, Mom Megan! Congratulations!”
I couldn’t say it better myself! What you did, Megan was nothing short of brave.