NJ State Troopers Assist With the Delivery of a Lakewood Baby Boy on the Garden State Parkway

njsp tls 2Troopers Yenier Hurtado and Carlos Mesa helped a Lakewood couple deliver their baby on the side of the Garden state Parkway early this morning, NJ State Police say.

The expecting mother, who requested her name remain private, went into labor last night and was being driven to the hospital by her husband when it became apparent that the baby was not going to wait. The father-to-be parked their minivan on the right shoulder, called 911, and assisted his wife until troopers arrived.

“When Trooper Hurtado arrived, the baby boy had just been delivered. He immediately removed his uniform shirt, wrapped the baby in it, and then handed him to his mother,” the NJSP said. While waiting for paramedics, troopers helped with other aspects of the birthing process.

“When the paramedics arrived, the troopers assisted by attaching the clamps to the umbilical cord and Trooper Hurtado had the honor of cutting the cord and carrying the baby to the ambulance,” Police say. Mother and baby were taken to Monmouth Medical Center in Long Branch.

The new parents expressed their appreciation for the assistance and attentiveness of the troopers, and were grateful for their presence. Mom and baby are at the hospital doing well, and the family is looking forward to privately celebrating the birth of their son.


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  1. It’s a shame that Lakewood residents don’t have a hospital in their town that delivers babies. If they are now part of Monmouth why can’t Monmouth set up this department with the same high standards here in Lakewood.

  2. The facilities were always in Lakewood, the residents chose NOT to use them, but instead attempt travel to Long Branch or NYC, bypassing many other hospitals along the way like Jersey Shore !

  3. The people chose not to use Kimball because the facility was not up to standard. Now that Kimball is supposedly a branch of Monmouth, Monmouth can duplicate the Southern Campus to have the same standards and high quality care as Long Branch.

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