New Hampshire hospital security guard assists woman in labor

The baby was born in the hospital parking lot with the umbilical cord wrapped around his neck.

Dover, New Hampshire – A Wentworth-Douglass Hospital security guard is being praised for his actions in helping a woman give birth in the hospital parking lot earlier this month.

On Sept. 12, Rochela Gonzalez and her companion had just arrived in their SUV at the birthing center when their baby, Tiago, was born while still inside the car, WMUR reports.

CCTV cameras caught security guard Andrew Clark running towards the vehicle and helping the mother wrap Tiago in a blanket. However, the baby had stopped crying and Clark sensed something was wrong.

He then noticed that the umbilical cord was wrapped around Tiago’s neck. Clark and the mother both removed the cord “and gave it a little pat,” Clark said. The baby then started crying.

Clark credits his instincts as a father for knowing what to do in this situation.

When Clark found the family, he gave them a bag of goodies and a book signed by hospital security.

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