Baby Born In Car During Escort To Massena HospitalPosted: Updated:
A baby was born in car as its parents were being escorted to Massena Memorial Hospital earlier this month.
That's according to the New York State Department of Environmental Conservation.
The DEC says Environmental Conservation Officer Jon Ryan was driving on Route 37 town of Waddington on June 1 when the driver of car behind him waved at him to pull over.
Ryan pulled to the shoulder and met the driver, who said his wife was in labor and they were on their way to Massena Memorial Hospital.
Ryan said he would lead the couple to the hospital to make they made it safely.
While en route, the husband again pulled over and jumped from the vehicle, informing Ryan that his wife was “having the baby now!”
Ryan called for an ambulance.
The DEC said the expectant mother is a physician’s assistant and was able to “self-deliver” the baby.
The baby began to cry and the mother indicated that she was not having any complications, the DEC said.
The Massena Rescue Squad arrived several minutes later.
The DEC said mother and child were loaded into the ambulance, arriving at Massena Memorial Hospital with a good story to tell.