HARTFORD — An American Medical Response ambulance crew and Hartford firefighters helped a mom deliver a healthy baby boy on Asylum Avenue Friday morning.
The mother and father were on their way to Hartford Hospital from their home in Bloomfieldwhen the baby decided he wasn’t going to wait.
“They were stopped at the light and the water broke,” said Hartford Fire Capt. James McLoughlin said. “They called 911.”
The mom, Blessing Inyang, told her husband, Ubong Inyang, that she wasn’t going to make it to the hospital and to call 911, said Tina Varona, a spokeswoman for Hartford Hospital.
Ubong Inyang pulled over on Asylum Avenue just east of Scarborough Street and called 911 at 8:41 a.m.
An AMR ambulance crew and firefighters from Engine 14 on Blue Hills Avenue responded.
The ambulance crew was first to arrive and took over care of Blessing Inyang from her husband. When firefighters arrived, the baby was crowning, McLoughlin said.
“The determination was made the baby’s coming now,” McLoughlin said.
Fire Capt. Peter Towey said roads were slippery but passable at the time, and traffic was moving.
“It was just the baby’s time to come,” he said. “The mother and father did a great job and worked hard and delivered a wonderful little boy.”
The baby, named Emmanuel, weighed in at 8 pounds, 3 ounces.
The ambulance crew took mom and baby to Hartford Hospital.
“It’s always good when you have a happy ending to a call,” Towey said.
By David Owens, Hartford Courant