Philadelphia Woman Gives Birth to Son on Subway
Is there a doctor on the train? An expectant mother riding one of the Philadelphia subways in the SEPTA system to an appointment with her gynecologist managed to deliver her own baby on the way, CBS Phily reported.
Fellow passengers offered cheers and good wishes when they discovered there was an extra passenger on board the train, with many people excitedly using their cellphone cameras to snap a few pictures.
The still unidentified woman then wrapped the newborn in her jacket, got off at the Olney station and approached Transit Officer Lloyd Rogers for help, explaining that she had gone into labor during the ride and delivered her newborn son while the train was enroute.
The officer said the woman told him, ‘This is my baby, I just had a baby.’
Rogers, a father himself, was more than delighted to offer assistance to the new mother, who he reported was calm and collected.
‘The joy she had on her face I would never be able to explain in a thousand years,’ he recalled.
He found a clean blanket and helped her swaddle the infant and called in for medical assistance.
Activity at the normally busy northbound railway station stopped until an ambulance arrived. Both mother and new son, who already has a head of curly hair, are doing well under observation at the nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center.