Bronx woman gives birth to boy on the J train
A Bronx woman gave birth to a baby boy on a subway early Wednesday. "He said, 'This is your job,' and sent me back there by myself."
"When I walked in there, I couldn't believe it," said Stevens, who was riding the first train of her shift when they got the emergency call. "There was this young lady sitting there with a brand-new baby in her arms."
Stevens said she had never come across anything like that in 23 years on the job, laughing, "My first train baby!"
She turned off the train's air conditioning because Dueno -- who was in jeans and a T-shirt -- was feeling chilly, and comforted her as the train waited for EMS workers.
Dueno, who also has a one-year-old, was rushed to New York Downtown Hospital, where she was in good condition Wednesday afternoon."She's doing okay," said a family member, who was visiting Dueno in the maternity ward.
Though she appeared exhausted, Dueno was up and about, visiting with her newborn baby boy, who she said was both happy and healthy.
Though MTA Chairman Joseph Lhota joked that he was hoping the boy would be named "Metro," his mom named him "Chris," her family told amNewYork at the hospital.
Stevens, who has a 19-year-old daughter, said she was so excited Wednesday afternoon that she hadn't been able to sleep since ending her shift at 9:15 a.m.
"I'm so glad it worked out so good," she said, "because so many other things could have went wrong."
(With Kristen V. Brown)