NEW YORK (AP) ­- New York City Transit conductor Bretta Sykes says she went to catch a train and caught a baby instead.

Sykes was waiting for an incoming train in lower Manhattan on Thursday afternoon when a woman in a subway train at the station went into active labor.

The conductor and mother of two says she used information from her own childbirth classes to coach the woman through her seven-minute delivery.

Sykes says the emerging newborn girl just slid right into her hand.

A passenger in the subway car took out her cell phone and recorded the birth – which landed on the local evening news.

Transit officials say mother and child are doing well at a hospital.

Their names were not released.


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