Mom Birth NYC Train
They didn’t want to drive and decided to take the train from Harrison into the city instead, thinking they could then take a taxi to Manhattan’s Roosevelt Hospital, where her doctors are.”It’s just that this guy had other plans, and he came out earlier,” the woman, holding her infant son in her arms, said from the hospital. The Indian couple declined to give their names because they hadn’t been able to notify their family in India of the birth. They also declined to reveal the boy’s name and due date.
The responding police officers said it wasn’t unusual for women to give birth in facilities run by the Port Authority of New York and New Jersey, which operates the PATH and area transit hubs. The biggest issue was the winter temperature, around 30 degrees outside, and making sure the baby was warm, Sgt. Mike Barry said. “That’s our biggest concern,” he said. “We know that baby’s body temperature is going to drop like a rock.” For one of the responding officers, delivering a baby in these circumstances was something familiar – because it happened to him. Officer Atiba Joseph-Cumberbatch said his son didn’t want to wait, either, and came out early so Dad had to deliver him.