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Special Delivery! Cranford Police Help Deliver Baby In Front Seat Of Car

When Officer Matthew Nazzaro realized Teresa Pires-Ramos was not going to make it to the hospital, he helped deliver her baby in the front seat of a car parked in a Centennial Avenue lot.

The following is a press release from the Cranford Police Department. Patch will have more on this story later this week.

On Aug. 3 at approximately 9:28 p.m, Cranford Police officers were called to the parking lot of the , 209 Centennial Ave. for a report of a woman in labor in a parked vehicle.

The first to arrive on the scene was Officer Matthew Nazzaro, a certified Emergency Medical Technician and a Basic Life Support Instructor with more than 10 years of pre-hospital emergency medical experience. In the lot, he found Diego Ramos of Cranford and his wife, Teresa Pires-Ramos, who stated she was in labor. The couple had been en route to the hospital, but stopped and contacted 9-1-1 when they realized they weren’t going to make it.

Nazzaro immediately saw that the baby’s head was “crowning” and the birth was imminent. Assisted by Sgt. Frank Williams, and Officers Robert Jordan and Michael Dubitsky, Nazzaro began preparations for the delivery.

With the vehicle seat reclined, and the mother pushing hard, Nazzaro was able to support the infant’s head and body while removing the umbilical cord from around the baby’s neck and averting a potentially life threatening complication. The newborn baby boy was successfully delivered moments before the arrival of the Cranford First Aid Squad.

The Ramos family was transported to Saint Barnabas Medical Center in Livingston by first aid personnel. According to Diego Ramos, both mother and child are doing well. Nazzaro has since been asked to sign the official birth certificate for baby Adam Ramos.

“I’m thrilled that everyone involved is healthy. This is what they train for,” Police Chief Eric Mason said. "But it is still rewarding to see the immensely positive impact members of this department can have on people’s lives. I’m proud of Officer Nazzaro and everyone that assisted out there. It was great job.”

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Gloria Montalto August 08, 2012 at 06:44 PM
Maternity ward right here on my corner! Kudos to Officer Nazzaro and best wishes to the Ramos family.
Gio Pholo August 08, 2012 at 07:09 PM
There's no need for parentheses around the word "crowning," since it's a real word and not being used ironically. Great for the officer who really did a great deed for this woman. Did the department hand out a summons for failure to put the infant in a baby seat?
Joyce Delpopol August 08, 2012 at 07:44 PM
Matt Nazzaro continues to make Cranford proud of one of its own. Good Job! Joyce Delpopolo

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