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Fire station receives baby delivery

September 23, 2009 12:00:00 AM PDT
The Beverly Glen fire station received a very special delivery Tuesday. A woman in labor forced her husband to pull into a fire station, when she realized she wasn't going to make it to the hospital.Lauren Nava Weintraub may only be a day old but what a life story that can be told about her.

On Tuesday afternoon she let her mother, Alicia, know it was time to be born. But a funny thing happened on the way to Cedar Sinai Hospital from their Calabasas home.

Lauren couldn't wait to get to the hospital so along Mulholland Drive and the Beverly Glen area where Lauren's parents are familiar with, they spotted a fire station No. 99.

"I had always knew if you were near a fire station, there's an emergency, it's a good place to go. So I figured everything would turn out okay," said Lauren's mother, Alica Weintraub.

"She was in, in, in a lot of pain so realized I pulled into the fire station and luckily there was a fireman outside," said Lauren's father, Adam Weintraub. "I said, 'Hey my wife's having a baby,' and he mobilized really quickly, got the guys down there and they got her onto the bed and within a couple of minutes, the baby was born."

Eyewitness News caught up with the L.A. City fire captain Steve Resnick at his home. He had just completed his Tuesday afternoon with a refresher course on delivering a baby.

Shortly after returning to his station, him and his crew were pressed into duty. They delivered baby Lauren at 6:04 P.M.

"We support the paramedics," said Captain Steve Resnick, L.A. City Fire. "Nobody even said a word. Paramedics went down to where the baby would be. Next thing you know, we're giving them the equipment that they need. We have what's called OB kits on the apparatus and we end up having all the tools we needed to make this delivery safe, healthy and happy. It just was, like you said, choreographed and unplanned."

Lauren and her mom are doing just fine at the Ronald Reagan UCLA Medical Center. All things considered with this beautiful baby girl, everything turned out perfect.

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