Initially, EMT Trevor O’Shea and EMT Eric Hackett thought there had been a car accident when a motorist flagged them down on Soldier’s Field Road, but they soon learned that there was something altogether different happening. A baby boy was being born, and he did not feel like waiting for his mother to get to the hospital before making his debut in the world. The baby was born in his mother’s car, and our crew cleared his airway, cut and clamped the umbilical cord, and tended to the mother all while keeping the parents calm. Mom and baby were taken to Mt. Auburn Hospital, where they were heading before their unplanned detour!
Trevor and Eric were featured on NECN and Channel 7 News for their part in the surprise delivery. Click here to see their interview.