Blizzard Baby’s Family Reunites With ER Delivery Team

By Alana Gomez, WBZ-TV
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A family returned to Wilmington Hospital to thank doctors two weeks after their baby's birth.

A family returned to Wilmington Hospital to thank doctors two weeks after their baby’s birth.

WINCHESTER (CBS) – Xavier Galvan is less than a month old but he’s already used to big entrances.

Galvan’s mother, Lisa Gallegos, started having labor pains in the middle of the Jan. 12 blizzard. A neighbor drove Gallegos and her boyfriend to Winchester Hospital.

WBZ-TV’s Alana Gomez reports.

“I was scared because it was really bad outside and I was trying to hold it in so much,” said Gallegos. “As soon as we came inside the emergency room door, I tried to push his head out, and his head was already out.”

It was too late to take Gallegos upstairs so they delivered Xavier in the emergency room. Xavier was born within ten minutes of arriving.

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“I haven’t delivered a baby since my OBGYN rotation in medical school,” said Dr. Nadine Aprahamian, who helped deliver Xavier in the trauma room.

Gallegos came back to Winchester Hospital Wednesday to say thanks. Hospital administrators handed out stork pins to the trauma staff for handling a situation out of their comfort zone.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Karen Twomey reports.

“We usually have the worst cases here, but he brought happiness to this room,” said Dr. Aprahamian. “We’ll never forget it. It will always be the memorable delivery room.”

According to the hospital, Xavier is the first baby born in the emergency department in more than ten years.

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