Baby Born Inside Bronx Public Library

View Comments (
)
|
Email
|
Print

    NEWSLETTERS

    A worker helped a woman give birth to a baby girl at a public library in the Bronx Thursday after the woman went into labor on the street.

    Clason Point branch information assistant Wanda Luzon was hosting an Easter Egg hunt for children near the library's entrance in Soundview when the 24-year-old woman's water broke.

    Luzon, 28, led the woman into a hallway inside the library, laid her on a blanket and comforted her, while the woman's husband called 911.

    "We do a lot of programs here, but not childbirth," said Luzon.

    Before paramedics arrived, Luzon, the woman's husband and a female friend helped deliver the baby, who was born within minutes.

    "It happened so fast," Luzon said.

    The mother and baby were taken to Jacobi Medical Center where they are both in good condition.

    Luzon, a library employee for 11 years, said she was glad she could help, adding that the child would have "unlimited usage" of their library card in the future.

    Get the latest from NBC 4 New York anywhere, anytimeiPhone/iPad App | Twitter | Facebook | Email Newsletters Send Us News Tips | Google+ | Instagram | RSS