Husband, assisted by Modesto officer, delivers wife's baby in back seat

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Officer Helps Husband Deliver Wife's Baby In Back Seat of Car

MODESTO -- A Modesto man got the experience of his life when he helped deliver his new son. The new father told FOX40 he and his wife were on their way to Doctors Medical Center in Modesto and were just about a mile away, when he had to pull over so that she could give birth in their car

Sweet smiles all around for Alfred Amaro, his wife Gladys Gonzalez and their daughter while they pose in Gonzalez's hospital room with their newest addition, Alonzo. Amaro said it's how his son came into this world that sets him apart from most babies.

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"Makes you feel good, you know. Like starting the new year like that," Amaro, a Modesto resident told FOX40.

He said it was a little before noon on Thursday when his wife was in a great deal of pain and in labor. The new father says that they actually came here to Doctors Medical in Modesto just three hours before his new baby was born but the doctor had told them it was too early and did not admit her at the time.

They decided to drive back home, but soon after they were on their way back to Doctors Medical Center to give birth. About a mile away, little Alonzo made it known to his parents, he was ready and wasn't going to wait. Amaro pulled over on East Morris Avenue. He saw Modesto Police Officer Brian Ferguson giving someone a ticket.

"I flagged him down and I told him, 'Hey, my wife's in labor can you call the ambulance?'" Amaro explained.

Amaro got back to his car, and within seconds, his wife had given birth.

"[I was] keeping the baby up, making sure he doesn't choke on the fluid that he had," he said.

He added Ferguson also helped calm his wife down before medics arrived.

"He just, you know, guiding my wife. Telling her how do you feel, keep on breathing, take a deep breath," Amaro said.

Amaro said his new baby and wife are doing well, and if there's a little sister or brother for Alonzo in the near future he's ready.

"Yeah, I mean [I would deliver a baby again]. Now I know what to do."

The family is looking forward to going home so that baby boy Alonzo can meet his Granddad, Amaro's father.

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