When Chelsea Breedy began having contractions at about midnight Friday morning, she expected to give birth to her son Channing at Good Samaritan Hospital in West Islip.
But Channing had other plans.
Nassau County Police officers helped Breedy, 26, of Massapequa, deliver her son in an ambulance on the side of Robert Moses Causeway, just south of Sunrise Highway. Channing was born at 12:32 a.m., weighing 6 pounds, 3 ounces. He was due on July 29.
“It was a blessing,” Breedy said at a news conference Friday, joined by family and officers at Good Samaritan Hospital. “They all helped me. I’m very well. They did a great job.”
“It all happened really quickly” Breedy said, recalling she had “killer contractions” around midnight and her water broke at about 12:15 a.m. Breedy planned to drive to the hospital, but she said her husband, Ronald Sparks, suggested they call an ambulance instead.
“We would have been having a baby in the back of his car,” Breedy said.
Officers responded within minutes, Breedy said, and Nassau County Police medic Ryan Makovy assisted Breedy and Sparks in the back of the ambulance.
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