Friday, 19 October 2012


Philadelphia commuters and transit workers were in for a major surprise when a woman gave birth aboard a busy northbound train Tuesday. 
Transit police Officer Loyd Rodgers and his partner gave the stork a helping hand after the woman approached them at the Olney station. 
Nestled in her clothing was her baby boy, umbilical cord still attached.
Rodgers said all activity in the busy subway station halted as astonished riders snapped pictures and congratulated the new mom on her arrival.
The pregnant woman, whose name is not being released, was en route to a doctor’s appointment Tuesday afternoon when she suddenly went into labor and delivered a son on a Broad Street Line train. 
The mother got off at the Olney Transportation Center, climbed a set of stairs and then approached Rodgers for help, CBS Phily reported.
The officer said the woman told him, 'This is my baby, I just had a baby.'
Rogers, who has a teenaged daughter of his own, hurried to find a blanket to keep the baby warm and comforted the mother while they waited for paramedics to arrive.  
'The joy she had on her face I would never be able to explain in a thousand years,' he recalled.  
According to the veteran officer, both the mother and her baby were very calm. 
SEPTA cashier Cynthia Leaks said the little boy was 'beautiful' with pretty curly hair covering his head.  
Mother and baby were taken to the nearby Albert Einstein Medical Center, where they were listed in good condition.

Source- Daily Mail

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