Mom In Labor Goes To Polls Anyway. Minutes After She Votes, She Gives Birth

by Emerald Pellot
Emerald Pellot graduated summa cum laude from New York University with a degree in Writing & Popular Culture. She worked as Senior Editor of College Candy for 2 years, covering feminism, popular culture, and college life before joining LittleThings in 2015. Based in New York City, Emerald covers a wide range of topics from human interest pieces to celebrity news.

Sosha Adelstein could feel the contractions. The pregnant mother knew she was in labor with her first child on November 8, 2016 — Election Day here in the United States.

The mother did not want to miss out on her chance to vote. Feeling it’s her civic duty to cast her ballot on Election Day, she opted to go to her local polling place before hitting the hospital.

The Boulder, CO, mom and her husband, Max Brandel, made a quick pit stop at the Boulder County Clerk and Recorder’s Office to drop off their ballots.

“We ran over there and kind of made it just in time,” Adelstein told CBS. Minutes after she cast her vote, she could feel her baby girl coming.

“Shortly after that I was like OK it’s time — we got to get to the hospital,” she said. “Everything was totally worth it.”

Adelstein gave birth to a healthy little girl named Bella Rose. The mother has an important message for Americans everywhere, regardless of their political affiliation.

“Every single one of your votes matter, more important now than ever before. Go vote,” she said.

It is the civic duty of every American — who is 18 years or older — to cast their vote. No matter what you believe, stand up for it! To learn how to vote in your state please visit to see who will be on your ballot in your federal, state, and local elections.

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