Boston EMS crew delivers baby girl on I-93
The baby girl just couldn’t wait.
A couple from Norwood were on their way to the hospital yesterday when the woman went into labor, said Jennifer Mehigan, spokeswoman for Boston EMS.
A training ambulance crew responded to the couple’s 911 call. When placing the mother in the ambulance, the crew saw she was about to give birth, and helped deliver baby Serene at 1:24 p.m. on Interstate 93 at Morrissey Boulevard, said Field Training Officer Miguel Diaz.
The rescue crew consisted of two recruits and Diaz.
“They’re not parents, so I’m sure they were really nervous and excited,’’ Diaz said of the recruits. “They didn’t show that they were nervous.’’
The baby was healthy and looking around the ambulance after the birth, said Diaz, who has assisted in about 11 deliveries.
The family was taken to Massachusetts General Hospital and both mother and child are doing well, Mehigan said. The parents’ names were not available.
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