Twin girls arrive early as mom gives birth at Roosevelt CTA station

 
 
Posted11/2/2017 2:26 PM

The Wednesday morning rush took a serious detour for a Chicago woman who gave birth to healthy twin girls at the Roosevelt CTA station.

About 7:30 a.m., Chicago Police officers on patrol in the subway portion of the South Loop L stop heard a commotion from upstairs. They found a woman in her 30s going into labor just past the turnstile, authorities said.

                                                                                                                                                                                                                       
 

By the time Chicago Fire Department paramedics Maire Shields and Rosa Perez got there, the woman had given birth to one girl with the help of the officers and CTA staff.

After a few pushes, Baby No. 2 showed up right on schedule 6 minutes later, but showed some signs of possible distress, the paramedics said. Mother and daughters were then taken by ambulance to Mercy Hospital, where they were doing well Wednesday afternoon, authorities said.

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