Mount Sinai Nurses Assist Mother in Delivering Twin Outside Hospital in SUV

Security cameras capture the birth of Elisabeth and Tim Brew's first twin, inside their SUV, as time runs out for making it into the hospital.

New York, NY
 – April 24, 2009 /Press Release/  –– 

Having experienced labor and delivery twice before, Elisabeth and Tim Brew didn't think a bit of traffic would be such a problem… but this time they did not make it to the hospital on time and instead Elisabeth ended up giving birth in their SUV on Fifth Avenue.

Nurse Manager Lucille Nassery immediately recognized the sounds of childbirth when she heard a woman screaming outside her window at Mount Sinai Medical Center on Friday April 24. She alerted the staff and joined a doctor and eight other nurses racing to the street.

Meanwhile, Tim Brew jumped out of the car and ran inside the hospital in search of medical help and a wheelchair to transport his wife. But in the minute or two it took him to get back, the first of the couple's twins had already been born.

Traffic was stopped. The new mom told the group that another baby was one the way. The umbilical cord was cut and Elisabeth Brew and her baby were taken inside.

Patrick Brew, 5-pound, 5-ounces, was born in the operating room at 12:01 p.m.

According to Dad, Tim Brew, "All are doing well."

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