'Dead' baby delivered on Toronto street actually alive

Stan Behal (QMI Agency file)

Stan Behal (QMI Agency file)

Chris Doucette, Toronto Sun

, Last Updated: 1:34 PM ET

TORONTO -- A young mother gave birth on a North York street in the bitter cold early Sunday only to find out her baby girl was dead.

But two hours later, the woman learned her newborn was actually alive.

Toronto Police say the new mom, 20, was walking to the hospital with her mother around 6 a.m. when she suddenly went into labour near Finch Ave. W. and York Gate Blvd., just west of Jane St.

“The mom wasn’t feeling well, so her mother decided they should go to the hospital,” Const. Wendy Drummond said Monday. “On the way, she ended up giving birth on the street.”

It was a frigid -10C at the time, much colder with the windchill factored in.

“Doctors worked on her but the baby pronounced dead soon after,” Drummond said.


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