Indiana nurse helps deliver baby of woman in labor at gas station

A nurse from Deaconess Women's Hospital in Newburgh, Ind., helped deliver a baby on her way home from work after encountering a woman going into labor at a gas station, according to ABC affiliate WEHT.

The labor and delivery nurse — identified as Kirsten B., BSN, in a hospital Facebook post — learned there was a pregnant woman in need of assistance at the gas station after receiving a phone call from her husband, a firefighter.

Kirsten found the woman in her car, who said she was having contractions and would need a cesarean section due to complications from previous deliveries. Kirsten discovered the woman's cervix was seven centimeters dilated. She offered to ride in the ambulance with the woman and suggested paramedics take her to Deaconess Women's Hospital due to its proximity.

On the way, Kirsten saw the baby was crowning. She delivered the baby, who was still in the amniotic sack. The baby stopped breathing in the ambulance, but was successfully resuscitated at the hospital.

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