A New Jersey woman on her way to the doctor gave birth to a baby boy on a train. TODAY.com's Richard Lui reports.
NEW YORK -- Maybe they should have called him Hudson.
A New Jersey husband and wife are the proud parents of a bouncing baby born on the PATH train Monday morning.
The expectant couple took the train from Harrison, N.J., to the city at about 10:30 a.m. Monday because the soon-to-be mother felt pain. She thought it was a false labor because the pain was not as severe as she was told childbirth would be, the couple said.
As it happened, the woman, who did not give her name, gave birth to a son on the floor of the PATH train as it crossed New Jersey to Manhattan.
"I was like, 'What is going on?' Something is happening every two minutes.' And then I felt the baby come out. I could feel something coming out. I wasn't sure if it was the baby," the woman said.
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A New Jersey couple poses for a photo with their baby boy who was born on the PATH train from New Jersey to New York. The couple declined to give their names.(AP Photo/ Louis Lanzano)
After her husband confirmed she was indeed having the child, the woman said "something else took over."
"I lost all sense of consciousness and I was only thinking about the baby," she said.
The new parents said they wanted to withhold their names publicly until they had the chance to tell their friends and family the good news. But they did share their new nickname for their little bundle of joy: Jhatpat.
That means "quick" or "speedy" in Hindi, the duo said.
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