SOUTH END (CBS) – A couple of Boston EMTs had their hands full Friday morning after responding to a home in the South End.

Tina Marie Stewart and Chris Mancuso arrived to find an expecting mom about to deliver.

“She was coming down the stairs all ready to go. She stopped, and my partner said, ‘You don’t want to deliver in the hallway, do you?’” Stewart told WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens.

WBZ NewsRadio 1030’s Carl Stevens reports

Stewart and Mancuso managed to get the new mom, who was not identified, into the ambulance on the side of Massachusetts Ave., but that’s as far as they’d make it.

“She was really calm. She rested when she needed to. She pushed when she needed to,” Mancuso said.

At 5:04 a.m., they helped deliver a healthy baby boy.

Once the delivery was over, mom and son were transported to the hospital, where they’ll spend the next couple of days.

“It was just pure joy to do something that was – to bring life into the world and see something so nice, different from what we have to deal with on a daily basis,” Stewart said.

Believe it or not, the woman told Stewart it’s actually the second time that EMTs have had to deliver one of her babies. Her first, delivered by different EMTs, was actually in the hallway that Mancuso referenced on the way out to the ambulance.



Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s