Police Help Mom Deliver Baby in Car Near Longmont
April 23, 2008
From KCNC TV/Denver
Police Help Mom Deliver Baby In Car Near Longmont
Karlyn Tilley LONGMONT, Colo. (CBS4) ― A woman gave birth in her car on the side of a highway south of Longmont with help from two state troopers and a sheriff's deputy on Thursday.
Just minutes from Exempla Good Samaritan Medical Center, where his parents had hoped to have him delivered, Grant Kirkland was born on U.S. Highway 287.
Just before 9 a.m. Thursday Rena, Grant's mom, knew it was time and asked her husband to pull the car over.
When state troopers stopped to assist what they thought was a stranded motorist, they discovered Rena inside the vehicle in labor. They immediately called the Boulder County Sheriff's Department for help.
Boulder County Deputy Steve Aubrey arrived shortly afterwards, and the three delivered the baby with help from the Boulder County communications center.
Boulder County Deputy Steve Aubrey said he didn't waste any time in moving swiftly to help Rena.
"I got up to the front seat and got her in position where we could deliver the baby. Within a couple of pushes she started to crown the baby's head. Within probably half a dozen pushes the baby's head was out."
Grant is healthy, weighing in at 8 pounds and measuring 20 inches. His mom Rena is also doing fine.