Brooklyn Woman Even Sweeney Gives Birth In Taxi En Route To Hospital

NEW YORK (CBSNewYork) — Two Brooklyn women took a cab ride Wednesday that they’ll never forget.

At around 6 p.m., Even Sweeney called for a taxi because she was having contractions. Her contractions intensified, and a cab arrived at her house within minutes.

However, the baby couldn’t wait. At around 7:30 p.m. on the way to Roosevelt Hospital, Sweeney’s water broke and two minutes later, with the coaching of her partner Inez Murray and the cab driver who was on the phone with 911, the couple’s son arrived.

The cab driver pulled over on 51st and 7th Avenue, and within a minute, six police cars and an ambulance from New York Presbyterian were at the scene, along with a crowd of onlookers. EMT workers entered the cab, cut the baby’s cord and sent the two moms on their way to Roosevelt Hospital.

“I was just thinking how do I keep this baby inside me.  I actually thought, well, I should try to keep him inside, but you can’t actually do that,” Sweeney said.

On Thursday, Sweeney and Murray thanked the NYPD officers and EMT workers who came to their aid.

They also proudly showed off their “impatient” newborn, Finn.

Know anyone who has given birth in a taxi cab? Share your comments below

  • Dale Auburn

    Who names a kid “Even”? Maybe she should have named her kid “Odd.”

  • michael glenn

    EMT workers entered the cab,

    Whats a EMS worker,…is that like a news story maker upper? eh, I mean journalist?
    The public is not expected to know, but the media cannot use the word professional, and yet be poor at their job.

    and sent them on their way???? OK ya had the kid, now hit the road???

    you mean the paramedics or EMT’s (you can say EMT’s) provided pre hospital care and transported mother and new born to the hospital.

    I see why the reporters name is not included in the story.



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