HAving a baby on an elevator
Eh, Everybody's Seen the Old Replicating Humans in the Elevator Bit
READING, Pa. (AP) — A security guard quickly determined that the wife of a man rushing into Reading Hospital about 4 a.m. Tuesday shouting for a wheelchair was about to give birth.
Gary M. Wagner helped Josefa Daboin from the car into a wheelchair and got her and husband David Daboin into an elevator, where the husband kept pushing 2 for the maternity ward. But before the elevator made the less-than-one-minute trip, Josefa was yelling that the baby was out.
"When we got on the elevator, there were three of us," Wagner said. "When we got off, there were four."
Wagner and David Daboin pressed the limits of their knowledge by clearing the baby's airway and making sure the umbilical cord wasn't wrapped around her neck. "When the door opened and I saw all these nurses standing there, it looked like heaven," David Daboin said.
The Daboins, both 28, named the baby Valery. Josefa Daboin seemed unfazed, noting that she was born in her family's car on the way to the hospital in her native Dominican Republic. "You are such a good baby," she said to Valery, who dozed.