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Troopers Deliver Baby On The Side Of I

Jan 04, 2024

BRIDGEWATER, NJ — New Jersey State Troopers helped a woman give birth to an infant boy at the side of Interstate 287 in Bridgewater on May 21, police said.

On May 21, NJ Troopers Michael Morreale #8212, Ryan Van Arsdale #8826 and Anthony Makhnin #9061, were called to a medical assist for a passenger in labor.

"Immediately upon arrival, it was evident the birth would occur on the side of the Interstate I-287 in Bridgewater, Somerset County," said police.

The mother, named Paulina, can be heard screaming in pain and saying "the baby's head is out."

Trooper Morreale took control and instructed the dad named Michael and other Troopers on what to do.

"The baby is coming out!" says the mother.

Troopers quickly put on gloves and Morreale received the baby upon delivery. However, the umbilical cord became wrapped around the baby.

"Why isn't he crying?" said the mother.

Morreale and Van Arsdale re-positioned the mom and baby and was able to untangle the cord. The baby then begins crying.

Baby Jack was born within less than two minutes of Troopers arriving at the scene.

EMS also came and took the mom and baby to the hospital.

"Mom and baby Jack are doing great! Jack and mom are healthy and appreciative of the outstanding job by our Troopers," said police. "Welcome to the World, Baby Jack! And thank you Troopers for the awesome job well done!"

Watch the delivery below:

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Alexis Tarrazi