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Woman gives birth in New York City street

This baby is definitely a New Yorker -- couldn't even wait for a cab.
By Aileen Graef   |   Feb. 26, 2014 at 3:43 PM   |   Comments

NEW YORK, Feb. 26 (UPI) -- When Polly McCourt realized she was going into labor, she tried to hail a cab from her apartment building in the Upper East Side but her baby was not waiting.

Her doorman helped her out of the building and tried to hail her a cab, but wasn't having any luck. When a woman came out and jumped the line to get in a cab, McCourt shouted, "No, that's my cab. I want that cab." Her baby wasn't going to wait any longer; McCourt gave birth to her daughter, Ila, on 68th St. and 3rd Ave.

Bystanders offered her scarves and coats to keep warm, and medics arrived shortly after the baby was born. Both mother and daughter are now in the hospital and in good condition.


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