NATICK (CBS) – A couple welcomed its new addition into the world Friday on the Mass Pike in Natick after the mother went into labor and delivered before EMTs could arrive to assist.
The father was driving with expecting around 6:30 a.m., heading eastbound towards Boston on the Mass Pike when he was forced to pull over so the woman could give birth to a baby girl.READ MORE: Massachusetts Adds BJ's Stores To SNAP Online Food Buying Program
A Natick Fire Department dispatcher spoke to the father after the baby was born and instructed him to wrap the baby in a blanket to keep her warm until help could arrive.
The dispatcher also helped keep the couple calm until paramedics arrived.READ MORE: David Ortiz Hopes To Join Other Red Sox Legends In Hall Of Fame Next Week
When the ambulance reached the family, the mother and baby were both in “great condition.” They were taken to an area hospital and are in good health.
“Best wishes for happy, healthy life ahead,” Massachusetts State Police tweeted after initially fielding the father’s 911 call.MORE NEWS: Mega Millions Jackpot Up To $376 Million For Friday Night Drawing
“Great job also to Natick Fire Dept. and ambulance crew. Always a team effort.”