This woman did a surprising thing after she gave birth on a train
She was just a few weeks shy of her due date when she unexpectedly gave birth on a train. Find out the sweet gesture she did after the amazing birth
When 8 1/2-month pregnant Sheera Lowe boarded an Amtrak train in Philadelphia, she started to feel contractions.
She was reportedly feeling intense cramping and was sweating profusely. She also started to fear that her water had broken.
So she set off for the train's cafe car and approached the only woman who wasn't listening to music or preoccupied with her smartphone and said, "I think I'm in labour."
Mum gave birth on a train
The train's staff quickly emptied the car and informed the conductor. Paramedics were called after the train made an unexpected stop.
"He told me we were 10 minutes away from Aberdeen, could I make it,” said Sheera.
“No,” Lowe said she told him. “You don’t understand. This baby is coming.”
One of them said Lowe needed a stretcher, but she replied that she could not move because the pain was too great. The EMT then yelled, “She’s crowning,” recalled Sheera.
The passengers around then started happily exclaiming, "it's a girl! It's a girl!"
Then Sheera felt as if she couldn't move. After three intense pushes, she gave birth to a beautiful 8-pound baby girl.
“I started screaming and pushing,” she said. “Just three pushes, and Trinity was out.” Trinity was born at 6:01 p.m.
Named her after the kind woman
The EMTs quickly wrapped her in aluminum foil and paper to keep her warm.
She named her Trinity Christina Stokes, after the kind woman who helped her.
Sheera laughingly recalled that her sister even joked that she should hurry back home because she might give birth on a train.
“I guess she was right,” the new mum quipped.
One of the Amtrak employee's called Sheera's sister and husband to let them know what happened and to reassure them that both mum and baby are doing just fine.
Even though the birth was sudden and unexpected, Sheera considers giving birth on a train a blessing.