Father Helps Deliver Baby in Minivan on Route 130 in South Brunswick

Expectant mother from Jamesburg was on the way to the hospital when contractions became severe.

An expectant mother from Jamesburg en route to the hospital gave birth in a minivan on the side of Route 130 this morning, after her rather impatient newborn would wait no longer. 

At about 8:20 a.m. Wednesday, the unidentified 32-year-old woman was in labor while traveling to St. Peter's University Hospital in New Brunswick with her husband and two other children, ages 7- and 5-years-old. Police said the woman had experienced significantly long deliveries with her first two children, thus there wasn't any urgency once she went into labor with her third child.

"With the two other children they have, she was apparently in labor for more than a day," said South Brunswick Police spokesman Sgt. Jim Ryan. "As they were headed north on Route 130, the contractions became severe."

The father pulled over the minivan near the intersection of Route 130 and Deans Rhode Hall Road, near the Coca-Cola warehouse. He would then help to deliver his son on the side of the road.

South Brunswick Police, EMS and paramedics responded to the scene. Both the mother and newborn baby were taken to St. Peter's University Hospital where they are in are in good condition, according to police.


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