D.C. Subway Baby Born At 'The Child' Station

Shavonnte Taylor was riding the subway in Washington, D.C., on Thursday, headed to a prenatal doctor's appointment — a few weeks before her due date. She was changing trains when contractions started. Fellow riders — including an EMT — sprang into action. And in a few minutes, right there on the platform, a healthy boy was born, appropriately at a station called L'Enfant (French for "The Child") Plaza.

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RENEE MONTAGNE, HOST:

Good morning. I'm Renee Montagne. As Shavonnte Taylor was riding the metro in D.C. yesterday, headed to a prenatal doctor's appointment. Her baby was due in a few weeks, but as she was changing trains her contractions began. Fellow metro riders, including luckily an EMT, sprang into action. And in a few minutes, right there on the platform, a healthy boy was born. Appropriately, that station is called L'Enfant Plaza. As in le bebe. It's MORNING EDITION.

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