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Grandmother Helps Deliver Baby in SUV

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By: Melissa Toupin

mtoupin@abc6.com

A Providence baby couldn't wait to be born. Around 8:15 Monday night his grandmother helped deliver the infant in the SUV still parked in the families Mawney St. driveway.

"My grandmother just opened the door. My mom sat down, and when she lay down she was saying' Oh! The baby's already coming!," said new sister Jeimmy Alonozo, 11, of Providence.

With no time to waist Pabla Morente, the baby's grandmother, jumped into action. Moments later her daughter, Delma Martinez, 28, gave birth to a baby boy in the back seat.

With temperatures dropping Morente's main concern was keeping mom and baby warm until paramedics could arrive.

Rescue Company 1 and Engine Company 10 of the Providence Fire Department arrived just in time to cut the umbilical cord. Mom and baby were rushed to the hospital. Both are doing great.

Morente has five children of her own, but this is the first one she has helped deliver.

The baby doesn't have a name yet. His father, Andres Ixcuna, is a fisherman and is currently over seas. They are waiting until he gets home to choose one.

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