Woman Gives Birth on New York Sidewalk: Caught on Tape

Doctors say the mom and new baby are doing well in a hospital bed.
3:00 | 02/26/14

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To that very special deliverye've been telling you about all morning, the mom who missed her ride and gave birth right on a New York City sidewalk. Only in New York, kids. Only in New York. ABC's John muller has the story. Say hello, Ila. Reporter: She's the miracle momma who brought curbside delivery to a whole new level. This incredible video shows 39-year-old polly Mccourt giving birth on a busy Manhattan sidewalk Monday after going into labor unexpectedly in her apartment. She says her doorman tried to hail her a cab to the hospital but was stymied by rush hour rivals. He was trying desperately to hail a cab. A lady got this and I said, no, that's my cab. I turned around to him and said, I'm not going to make it. I'm not going to make it. I need to actually sit down. Reporter: You can see in the video a crowd gathers, some offering her scarves to keep her warm then that incredible moment with her doorman propping her up and traffic whizzing nearby baby Ila Isabelle was born. You can see her here with her mom just moments after paramedics arrived in the nick of time to load her on to the ambulance. Let's put it this way. She's a real new Yorker born on the streets of New York. Reporter: This morning they're both doing great thanks in no small part to the kindness of strangers including one woman who gave her the coat off her back. She only caught the mystery angel's name Isabelle but enough to honor her with a namesake. Meant to be Ila polly, but now it's Ila Isabelle. The lady who gave me the coat and walked home with a t-shirt home. Reporter: For ABC, John muller. New York. That's a true new Yorker. That's unbelievable. That's unbelievable. That's gorgeous. The baby looks no worse for the wear. Sheing loos fantastic. A doorman is holding her up. Going to get a really big tip. Yeah. Going to get a good gratuity.

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