State Troopers Help Deliver Baby Girl In Cambridge

CAMBRIDGE (CBS) – Two Massachusetts state troopers helped deliver a baby girl in Cambridge on Monday morning.

Mark Bonassera and his pregnant wife Nancy were on their way to Mount Auburn Hospital around 8 a.m. when they ran into a traffic jam.  Mark then called police for help.

The Burlington couple then pulled over onto Huron Avenue at the corner of Concord Avenue to wait for authorities. Troopers Frank Parker and John Arone arrived a few minutes later.

WBZ-TV’s Karen Anderson reports.

“You train for these things, and as we were taught and they preach up at the academy, you always expect the unexpected, you know, and this is one of those situations,” said Trooper Arone.

With the new dad coaching his wife, the troopers helped deliver Gabriella, a baby girl, at 8:09 a.m.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

“It was over in a minute, a minute and a half, two minutes at the most. Baby’s head was out, and as soon as the baby’s shoulders came out, I just kind of like guided the rest of the body out,” said Trooper Parker.

  • al4624

    aww what a cute story!!! congrats to the new mom and dad and good job to the troopers…nice to hear a good story once in a while!!!

  • Kevin Haley

    Its troopers like them who make our state safe and know we can count on them at a momence notice. Congrats to the famly and well job done stat Troppers.

  • Paul Hanley

    Two honestly good guys, on is my uncle the other is a good friend. If a Trooper was going to help my family, I’d want it to be these two.

  • vsandiford

    why do they say the troopers “helped deliver”? Dad “coached”.

    Mother did all the delivering there was to do. Dad and the troopers maybe watched, maybe encouraged, maybe “caught”. They did not deliver.

  • Mike

    Providing the blanket of security we sleep on every night…and help deliver babies…just another day in the life of the Mass State Police—well done fellas.

  • Charlie

    You’re annoying—zip it. With all the terrible things on the news–one good thing happens and you drop a negative comment. Go back to your hole.

  • Charlie

    …that was for vsandiford

  • tsal

    Well done officers!! And great job mom and dad for having the sense to pull over and call for help. Best wishes to you all

  • justsayin'

    job well done to the cops. but why in god’s name would you have a doctor in cambridge when you live in burlington. especially a Ob/Gyn?

    • tsal

      That is a pathetic comment and absolutely none of your business.

    • ez

      Mount Auburn offers a very different birth experience than most area hospitals — they encourage woman-directed natural birth. In this case, the birth might have turned out a little more woman-directed and natural than the couple wanted! But living near the hospital at which one plans to deliver is no guarantee that one will be at home when the baby comes anyway. For example, one might live in Burlington but work in Boston. Or one might be shopping, visiting relatives, or running errands. It’s not like pregnant women are fitted with invisible fencing collars in the third trimester to keep them near the hospital.

      It’s nice to hear that the state police helped this woman. Remember the incident a couple years back where the state police in Brighton demanded proof of pregnancy from the woman trying to get to Mount Auburn?

      • tsal

        That was an excellent comment and far more worthy than the original comment deserved. One of my daughters lives an hour from the hospital where she delivered her first baby and will deliver her second child. She chooses the hospital because she feels it is the best one for her newborns and not because of proximity. The police are trained to deliver for a reason should this type of situation arise. And there are ambulances along every route.

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