Lake Tahoe woman gives birth at bus stop
May 6, 2011
SOUTH LAKE TAHOE, Calif. and#8212;-It wasn’t Maria Ortiz-Corado’s first time going into labor, though it was her first time giving birth at a bus stop.
On Thursday night, the South Lake Tahoe woman and#8212; still 10 days away from her due date and#8212; unexpectedly went into labor. She and her husband called a taxi and went to a nearby bus stop to wait for it.
The baby wasn’t as patient.
At 12:28 a.m. Friday morning, South Lake Tahoe police dispatchers Jill Broadfoot and Linda Clark got a frantic phone call reporting a baby was being born at the bus stop on Pioneer Trail and Aspenwald Street.
They coached the caller through the birthing process while dispatching fire department medics and police officers to the scene.
It took Officer Chris Webber about a minute to get to the scene, but by the time he arrived the Corados greeted him with their new son, David and#8212; who weighed in at 6 pounds and 3 ounces.
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Both mother and son were a bit cold, but otherwise healthy. They were transported to the hospital via ambulance.