Mobile Hospital Delivers Babies During Superstorm Sandy

While some Americans experienced heartache during storm, others found joy.
3:00 | 10/31/12

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Little liam, born of something in an adventure. One of the many babies born during the superstorm. And linsey davis has his story. Reporter: Good morning, george. Downed trees and power lines made it like a maze for us getting to the hospital yesterday. I can only imagine what that trip would be like when you're moments away from having a baby. That was the case for the schleppy family of new jersey. It was the unexpectant arrival that was more hard-hitting. At 5 pounds, 2 ounces and not even a day old, liam schleppy has endured one of the worst storms of a lifetime. It was surreal. Reporter: Monday night, the schleppies were ready for sandy. While christine was pregnant, she was five weeks away from her december due date. She has given birth before. And her husband, david, has two children of their own. But neither were prepared for the newest addition to the family. Not when it happened. Looking out the window and worrying about the trees. Reporter: At 5:00 they lost power. Right around the same time christine started feeling like the baby might come. Contractions were coming fast and strong. Reporter: Her discomfort caused her to call 911 for an ambulance, just as sandy was making her presence known. We never made it. The ambulance got stuck on a branch in some mud. They got me in a cruiser. Reporter: So began an epic journey through treacherous weather and driving conditions. Why does this have to happen? All-told, the trip required two ambulances, a squad car and two failed attempts to get to two different hospitals. They needed to get me somewhere soon. Everyone's panicking. Reporter: Finally, they wound up at a church gymnasium. With tables stood up. Reporter: Doctors helped deliver the baby, without anesthesia. No drugs. I was scared out of my mind. As I'm getting ready to deliver, I can remember hearing someone say, this is awesome. Reporter: The schleppys weren't the only driving sandy and labor. Right around the corner in see caucus, new jersey, baby magdalene decided she wasn't going to let sandy keep her from coming into this world. Harry rode out the storm at memorial hospital in york, pennsylvania, after giving birth to owen bedard loveland. Despite all of the destruction, there's few people like the schleppys, who can't take their eyes off the miracle born in the midst of the storm. When they got to the church, it was a mobile medical van that was there. But the winds were so high, they couldn't open the doors. They didn't have a hat to keep his head warm, they used a shoe cover. And to keep his body warm, they wrapped him in tinfoil. Can you imagine? Miracle baby born in a church.

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