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2nd Baby Born On Mass Transit In 2 Days

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Who needs a hospital when you have mass transit? For the second day in a row, a baby girl, who just couldn't seem to wait, entered the world with a whole bunch of New Yorkers looking on.

A woman gave birth shortly before 10:30 a.m. Friday on a B61 bus in Brooklyn. According to NYC Transit spokesman Paul Fleuranges, the event occurred at the intersection of Manhattan and Greenpoint Avenues.

The driver of the bus alerted police, but it was a female passenger on board who helped the woman give birth. The mother and baby were taken to Woodhull Hospital for examination.

A day earlier, a subway conductor helped deliver a baby girl on a Queens-bound R train. Bretta Sykes, a 17-year-veteran, was on the platform at the Whitehall Station in lower Manhattan when she saw the young mother in distress. She helped with a portion of the delivery but paramedics arrived on the scene and quickly helped the mother give birth.

"If it's not a record, it's pretty darn close," Fleuranges told the New York Post. "We're just grateful that everyone is okay."

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