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Fastest delivery on the road

Alina Seguin-Holmes with her three youngsters, including the newborn that just couldn’t wait: Davison. From left: Mason, Amelie, Alina and Davison take a breather on the couch after an especially hectic week.

CHRIS LOWREY
BRISTOL April 16, 2018
Highway 148 is a relatively busy roadway. Plenty of deliveries have been made on the stretch of highway, but this wasn’t your typical UPS dropoff.
After feeling her contractions start, Alina Séguin-Holmes and her husband Phil Holmes were on route to the Shawville Hospital when the couple had to quickly pull over so she could give birth on the roadside.
Alina first felt her contractions at about 8:15 p.m. on April 16. At that point, the couple called Alina’s parents to come take care of their other two children, four-year-old Mason and 16-month-old Amelie, as previously planned.
The only thing is, Alina’s parents live about an hour away in Stittsville.
As the contractions got closer together, the Holmes knew they wouldn’t be able to wait for Alina’s parents to arrive.

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