NYPD officer delivers baby in back seat of mom’s car on West Side Highway
August 13, 2019
She got the right cop for the job.
A pregnant mom who went into labor in the back seat of her car in Manhattan got an assist from the NYPD — and the first cop on the scene was a former EMT who had already delivered four babies in his last job.
NYPD Officers Michael Schiaffo and Ronald Vincent, who are assigned to the department’s Strategic Response Group, were in a convoy en route to 42nd St. Saturday night when someone waved them down on the West Side Highway at the end of W. 22nd St.
The mom, who lives in Brooklyn, was on her way to Mount Sinai West, but she couldn’t make it all the way, so her husband pulled over.
“I got to the car, she was in active labor,” Schiaffo said. The baby’s head was crowning, so Schiaffo rushed to the back seat, while Vincent and two other officers helped.
Great job by #NYPD SRG assisting with the delivery of a baby girl. While on patrol the Officers were flagged down by a woman reporting a lady in labor in a nearby vehicle. Within minutes of arriving they assisted in the delivery of a healthy baby girl. Mom & baby are doing well. pic.twitter.com/b7b3gkhQgT