For most people in America Fridays are exciting because they’re the end of the work week. For New York Post editor Seth Mandel, this Friday was a bit more exciting than usual.
Mandel and his wife Bethany – a popular conservative columnist for The Federalist and Acculurated, among other outlets – had been expecting their third child any day. The couple were on their way to the hospital Friday morning when at some point Bethany realized their baby was not waiting and on the way. With no other choice, Seth pulled the car onto a gravel road, called 911 and followed their instructions, delivering his own baby while waiting for the EMTs to arrive.
The story was shared on Twitter and Instagram by Bethany and Seth.
Congratulations to two wonderful people. From all of us here at Redstate, Mazel Tov!
Thank you to my best midwife yet – Seth – for delivering our 9lb son in his car earlier this morning off of Route 1 in a gravel parking lot outside an auto body shop. Thank you to the South Brunswick PD and EMTs for getting us to the hospital after he was born. Thanks to God we are happy and healthy, and just a tiny bit shell shocked by a 45 minute birth.