Woods and Waters An outdoor blog by John McCoy

Woman gives birth while on fishing trip

At least the big one didn’t get away…

From the Associated Press:

HUTCHINSON, Kan. (AP) — 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.