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Bystanders Help as Woman Gives Birth at Subway Stop

We’ve heard of unlucky ladies giving birth in the car (damn, traffic), but we admit, this is our first public transportation story — and yes, it’s a true story!

When New Yorker Tamika Snipe gave birth in a subway station, at the 161st Yankee Stadium stop, she was in route to her doctor’s office.

And here’s the good news: You can still count on the kindness of strangers, even in a NY subway station, because when Tamika started going into labor on the platform, fellow commuters sprang into action and alerted nearby NYPD offices and the station agent.

Officer Janelli Garcia recounted the story to WABC-TV, saying, “I put garbage bags on the floor, we got everybody’s coats. We threw them on the floor. We took off her clothes and the head was out.” Wow, talk about a fast delivery!

Despite being Tamika’s heroes, one officer admitted to being scared during the ordeal, but relieved when the baby cried for the first time. Tamika, of course, is extremely grateful to the officers and strangers who pitched in on the delivery of her healthy baby boy, named Maxwell William Snipe.

How much do you want to bet this little boy ends up loving trains?

Source: WABC-TV

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01.24.2013 / 06:22 AM EDT by Jo Aaron
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