On Friday, January 13th, Sergeant David Hunter, an officer in the Philadelphia police department noticed a woman hanging out of a car giving birth. He immediately came to her aid, helping a baby, in full breech position, enter the world. The mother requested “safe haven” for her baby. After the baby had been delivered, he had to administer CPR and the paramedics arrived.
The baby was transported to Saint Christopher’s Hospital and the mother was admitted to a closer hospital. The baby had had no prenatal care and the mother was not cooperating in filling out any medical history or the paperwork needed to apply for a birth certificate.
Meanwhile in the other hospital, the baby was exhibiting seizure type behavior and high tone. Multiple tests were run on the baby. Sergeant Hunter began to visit the baby and brought him clothes and a Catholic blessing.