Train traveler brings new meaning to 'baby on board'

A rush-hour commute on a Metro-North train led to a very special delivery for one woman when she unexpectedly gave birth.

Latisha Shaw, of Queens, was traveling on the train Friday around 7:45 p.m. with her 2-year-old son to visit her mom in Newburgh. While the train was motion, Shaw says she started getting intense labor pains.

A Metro-North EMT, a doctor riding the train and the conductor helped Shaw deliver her baby. After only 10 minutes, Shaw gave birth to a boy. When the train stopped at the Croton-Harmon Train Station, EMT and firefighters stepped in to help. They cut the umbilical cord and cleaned up the baby in front of a cheering rush-hour crowd.

Shaw says she can?t thank all the people who helped her enough. She credits the conductor with keeping her calm during the whole experience.

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