The Amtrak train bound to New York City had just pulled out of Baltimore, when Sheera Lowe suddenly started feeling very, very warm. The eight-month-pregnant mom of one had been visiting her husband, a Fed Ex employee, in North Carolina and was headed home to Philadelphia when she realized she was in labor. And the contractions were coming very quickly.
Lowe shuffled to the cafe car and found most of the passengers glued to their electronic devices--except for one woman who was reading a book. "Can you please help me?" the 27-year-old asked the woman.
The woman stayed by her side while a conductor cleared the cafe car and the train made an unscheduled stop at nearby Aberdeen, MD. Police and EMTs rushed to the train to take Lowe to the hospital but it was too late--the baby was crowning. It only took 17 minutes for Lowe to give birth to her 8-pound baby girl, whom she named Trinity Christina Stokes, in the cafe car.
Baby and mom were transported to a nearby hospital, and the second-time mom told the Aberdeen police that her newborn's middle name was the same as the woman who helped her. “She wouldn’t leave my side in the whole thing,” Lowe told the Washington Post. “I’m so happy and so grateful she stayed.”
And when the other passengers realized what was going on, they weren't put out that there had been an unnecessary delay. Instead, many clapped and congratulated Lowe as the first responders took the second-time mom and baby Trinity off. "“Everybody was so supportive,” Lowe said. “They were really sweet to me."
Unexpected Delivery: Baby Born at Aberdeen Amtrak StationMedia ReleaseAberdeen Police Department60 N. Parke St,...Posted by Aberdeen Police Department on Tuesday, February 23, 2016
Unexpected Delivery: Baby Born at Aberdeen Amtrak StationMedia ReleaseAberdeen Police Department60 N. Parke St,...
via Huffington Post and the WashingtonPost.com
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