Mom gives birth in car on Interstate 95

 <a href=“,Armstrong>Ambulance responding to an emergency (Courtesy BigStockPhoto</a>

Ambulance responding to an emergency (Courtesy BigStockPhoto

Paramedics made a startling discovery about 3:30 a.m. Friday after responding to a 911 call on Interstate 95 in Wilmington. Inside a car, they found a newborn girl being cared for by her mother and father.

The couple had been en route to Christiana Hospital for the delivery of their second child, but the baby wouldn’t wait. So the couple pulled over in the southbound lane — nine miles short of their destination — and the woman gave birth. While waiting for help, the mother tried to keep the baby warm.

New Castle County paramedics, who arrived with members of the Minquas Fire Company, rendered aid to the mom and her baby, then drove them to the hospital, according to Cpl. David McKinney Jr., spokesman for county paramedics.

When they arrived at Christiana, “mother and baby were stable,” McKinney said.

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