PHOENIX, Ariz. (AP) _ Delayed by rain and heavy traffic on her way to a local hospital, a nurse delivered her own baby while her husband and three children watched.

David Adam Durr was born about 8 a.m. Thursday in the cab of a pickup truck five miles shy of Community Hospital Medical Center.

Maria McDonald-Durr, who works as nursing supervisor at the hospital, was being driven to the center by her husband when rush-hour traffic was slowed by rain.

''We never stopped,'' said her husband, Leonard Durr. ''Missy not only delivered, she caught him, as a midwife or a doctor would have caught him. I said, 'Great catch, Mama - and good delivery 3/8'''

After the birth, Mrs. Durr, 34, placed the baby on her stomach and covered him with a hand-crocheted blanket the couple had intended to bring him home in.

''Leonard could see what was going on, and as long as the baby kept breathing and crying, we weren't too concerned,'' she said.

The child, the couple's fourth, measured 20 inches long and weighed 7 pounds and 15 ounces.