NEW YORK – New York City Transit conductor Bretta Sykes says she went to catch a train and caught a baby instead.
Sykes was waiting for an incoming train in lower Manhattan on Thursday afternoon when a woman in a subway train at the station went into labor.
The conductor and mother of two says she used information from her own childbirth classes to coach the woman through her seven-minute delivery.
Sykes says the emerging newborn girl just slid right into her hand.
A passenger in the subway car took out her cell phone and recorded the birth — which landed on the local evening news.
Transit officials say mother and child are doing well at a hospital. Their names were not released.