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Woman in labour tries to get to hospital, but baby is born on street

NEW YORK, N.Y. - A New York City woman and her newborn are doing well after the baby girl made a surprise entrance on a busy street.

The open-air birth happened Monday afternoon on Manhattan's Upper East Side.

According to New York's Fox 5 News, the woman left her building to go to the hospital and her doorman tried to hail a taxi for her.

But the baby couldn't wait, and the woman lowered herself onto the ground in the crosswalk.

One witness told the TV station, "She was like, 'Oh my God, the baby's coming.'"

Several people stopped to help until police and medics arrived. Women offered scarves to wrap the baby.

An ambulance took the mother and baby to nearby Lenox Hill Hospital. A hospital spokeswoman says they went home Wednesday.

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