It’s A Gross Christmas Miracle: 2 Cops Deliver Baby On Philly Subway Train

I’m grossed out by the thought of someone eating on a subway train, which makes this birth story particularly nasty to me.

Two Philadelphia transit officers made a very special delivery Christmas Day, helping a women birth her baby on a SEPTA train. Around 6 p.m. Thursday night, Sgt. Daniel Caban and Officer Dorrell James met the Market Frankford line El train to aide in the delivery of one (very unlucky) passenger’s baby.

“As soon as we got there, I could see the baby’s head coming through her sweatpants, and we just went right to work,” Caban told CBS radio station KYW.

I’m sorry, but that’s disgusting and confuses me. Why was the baby’s head emerging “through her sweatpants”? Also, EW to giving birth in perhaps the most unhygienic place on the face of the entire earth.

After the baby was delivered, both mother and child were taken to a local hospital, where they’re now joined by the baby’s father and doing just fine.

Both officers who helped to deliver the baby happen to be fathers themselves, which made the experience even more rewarding. “I was hoping for a quiet day, but this was worth it,” Caban said. “This is what our job is about.” [CBS]