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New York woman delivers baby in elevator after being sent home by hospital

A 31-year-old New York woman gave birth to a baby girl in her apartment elevator shortly after hospital nurses told her to return home because they said she wasn’t ready to deliver.

Ninfa Ramirez and soon-to-be father Armando Ortiz, 34, rushed to Jacobi Medical Center in the Bronx Sunday evening because Ramirez was experiencing labor pains. Nurses told the couple the baby wasn’t ready so they could go home, according to The New York Post.

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Moments after Ortiz dropped Ramirez off at their Bronxdale apartment and headed out to run an errand, he was summoned back by Ramirez, who told him the baby was coming. They made it to the elevator, but the baby couldn’t wait.


Ortiz and two of his pals delivered Monserrath Ortiz in the elevator on the first floor, reports The Post. Ortiz called the delivery “a beautiful experience” and the glowing mother told the paper “it was a big surprise.”

Ramirez and her 9-pound, 8-ounce daughter were then taken by ambulance to Jacobi hospital. Ortiz told the Post he doesn’t mind the nurses sent them home; he’s just proud to be a dad.

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