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Mass. firefighters deliver baby in ambulance

All three responders said that they immediately fell back on their training, which helped ensure a safe delivery even if the circumstances weren't ideal


WELLESLEY, Mass. — A new mother going into labor Wednesday morning as her husband drove through Wellesley instructed him to stop at the police station because she didn't think they'd make it to the hospital in time.

As it turned out, she was right, according to the first responders who helped deliver a baby girl in the back of an ambulance this morning on the way to Newton-Wellesley Hospital, Wicked Local reported Wednesday. "I don't want to say it was routine," Wellesley paramedic Kevin LaBarge said. "She did all the work ... She carried the thing for nine months."

Traffic was heavy on Washington Street when the baby came out at 9:04 a.m., Labarge said, and he thought the mother and father — if left on their own — might have made it as far as the tennis courts by Hunnewell Field before their new daughter would have joined them in the car.

Full story: Wellesley firefighters deliver baby Thursday in ambulance

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