Woman Delivers Baby in New York Library

March 29, 2013  |  

Parents encourage their kids to go the library, but most kids aren’t born there. But the New York Post reported an unidentified woman delivered a baby in a small branch of Bronx Public Library with the help of a library worker.

Wanda Luzon, 28, whose day is usually a lot quieter, was hosting an Easter egg hunt for young children when the woman’s water broke just outside the library. Luzon brought the woman, her husband and female friend into a small private room and laid the woman on a blanket, speaking to her in Spanish to calm her down and walk her through the delivery. She said she had to continually shake the woman because she was going in and out of consciousness but despite her discomfort, she was remarkably calm. The child’s father called the paramedics but the baby came before the ambulance did.

Luzon, who has a 4-year-old daughter herself told the Post she was happy she could help the family, knowing firsthand how difficult delivery can be. Mother and baby were rushed to the hospital and are doing well. The library said it will give the boy a library card “since he’s clearly a fan.”

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