Houston Woman Survives Neck-Deep Flood Waters to Give Birth to 'Noah'

A Texas mother had to be induced after fleeing in neck high waters from the flooding in Texas.

HOUSTON, TX (WLTX) -- A mother’s labor was induced after having to walk through neck-high waters. The parents named the baby, Noah.

No, the name was not on purpose. Khristhian and Kayla Estrada had picked the name before Hurricane Harvey but say it now fits perfectly.

When the Estrada’s evacuated, they had push through flood water they say smelled like gasoline.

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"I'm major happy and thankful that he's healthy because that was one of my concerns because of the water," Kayla says. "We were in there for so long because of the stress of it."

Kayla started feeling cramps on her feet, then her knees and when the pain reached her belly, she couldn’t tell if it was contractions because Noah is her first baby.

One day after the evacuation, Kayla went into labor. A doctor at Southwest Memorial Herman Hospital told the family the labor was induced due to high stress levels from that day.

The couple was expecting the baby in mid-September but Noah came three weeks earlier.

The family is living with Kayla’s mother and hope to get back to their home soon.

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