Emergency responders resuscitated a newborn boy just moments after its mother gave birth on the front lawn of her southern New Jersey home.
Authorities say 21-year-old Elizabeth Whitehead of Barnegat apparently didn’t realize she was pregnant when she went into labor late Tuesday morning. She thought she just had stomach problems.
The child, who appeared to be about three months premature, was not breathing and did not have pulse when police arrived on scene. But two officers performed CPR on the newborn, who eventually developed a stable heart rhythm and began breathing normally as he was taken to a hospital.
Relatives say the child appears to be doing well.
Whitehead was treated at a hospital and later released.
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We're getting rain well ahead of our cold front. Expect to need that umbrella on and off all day and tonight, too. A bit messy, unfortunately, for First Friday activities.
With the blast of cold air that follows, we'll probably have a dry day on Saturday, and the chance of a Sunday wintry mix into the afternoon and evening. A light coating could occur for some before a changeover to rain. Stay tuned!