CHICAGO (CBS) — An unexpected delivery outside a Chicago firehouse.
A mother in labor knew she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital. So her friend who was driving her pulled up at the River West firehouse.READ MORE: Mother Has Questions After Police Shoot, Kill Man They Say Was Wielding Knife In Englewood
There, firefighters helped deliver the baby from the back seat of the car.
After seeing the baby was crowning. they told the mother to push. In only about five minutes, out came a baby boy.
“It was exciting. It was exciting,” gushed Barbara Ohse, a Captain at the Chicago Fire Department. “You’re almost not sure what to expect, and definitely being on the other side of things this time it was very exciting to see the baby’s head and move around. It’s such a miracle.”READ MORE: Chicago Weather: Rain Coming As Work Week Begins
Mom and baby were then taken to the hospital and are doing just fine.MORE NEWS: Farmers Market Vendors Pleased As Open Boulevards Program Kicks Off In Logan Square
The firefighters said they were happy to be there to help, and the mother was extremely thankful.