Storm baby delivered in medical shelter
Sandy complicates special delivery
- Duration 4:27
- Date Oct 31, 2012
Sandy complicates special delivery
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But she went into labor five weeks early is Sandy's fury swept across New Jersey for Christine sloppy and her husband David.
A fifteen minute ambulance ride turned into nearly a two hour Odyssey they -- fallen trees close -- stark hospitals and even their ambulance got stuck in the mud.
Finally they made it to a makeshift medical shelter where she finally gave birth.
To a baby boy hanging out live this morning from Somerset medical center in New Jersey Christine David stuffy and their newborn son -- Good morning.
First of all I'm sure that you feel much more relieved and a couple days later than after the fact I was just describing your Odyssey.
And to top it off Christine you were not even -- Ready to give birth to this boy right you were five weeks -- I was finally -- due date is December 4.
And he started feeling contractions Monday afternoon Monday night.
Monday early morning that was nothing out of the ordinary -- and contracting ahead.
That was becoming -- -- -- To get Braxton hicks contractions that these students not.
They lost power about 5 o'clock and down shortly after an hour -- finishing eating dinner and they were a strong enough that I didn't have much of an appetite and didn't want to eat.
And just got progressively worse than tried everything to relax to hope that they would stop.
It didn't wanna motherly her good nature and stay with the sorry I didn't go ahead company critical mistake is yet -- -- other children run the I had we have yet he had three children at the home we had again no power we had a generator going so.
While the children were old enough to stay on for a little while and -- and no doubt we want to show that they were safe.
But the storm.
So I need to come up stay with them we -- I'm -- one they came my my blood pressure is elevated -- -- -- get me out you know going as soon as you know quickly.
So they had me running through.
The giants you know they the grass which -- cover it and and twigs and sticks that's fine and -- got us into did the ambulance was.
-- our local ambulance attempted to get to.
Princeton medical center.
Which is where my doctor was waiting for me.
That -- turns into we had.
Debris in the ambulance gets back in the mind -- I'm.
Ed and David I like two months this has I can only imagine and your wife is the actual one who's going to be giving birth but that your -- The awaiting father you've got kids home that -- worry about a massive hurricane coming -- not your wife.
Has gone into labor way too early in the middle of this whole mess you end up.
-- to a makeshift sort of a hospital and as she gives birth my goodness what are you thinking there's no -- -- unit there the baby's five weeks early.
Exactly that that's worried about the most is the fact that the he's going to be born five weeks early and if he has complications there is no and that doctor there there is no -- unit that they can ever right away.
But luckily every luckily he was born very healthy.
I mean that's just amazing because a five weeks earlier convey many complications.
-- I had -- for all the women out there who have given birth.
I want to make note of the fact that you did this all without an epidural.
I did with my three children I had never -- never got to experience be active phase of -- It just all the sensations of the birthing process.
But I guess I'm stronger than I thought it was -- -- Able to do and fortunately he was healthy.
No you know complications at all right I was testing amount perfect that's amaze -- -- -- very blessed and thank you for you think you.
Thankful for that of course and you know the guys were posture -- earlier before the break that maybe you might consider naming the baby sandy.
But you guess he went with William and now.
-- sticking it is mainly in Alexander but a all right it's a beautiful name and a beautiful child and I'm so glad it all worked out so well Dario obviously never ever forget.
A Christine David stuffy and baby them thanks much have a good rest -- week.
Thank you -- and what.