There was no time to get to the hospital.
Stoneham police officers Christopher Murphy and Michael Colotti responded to a call late Thanksgiving night reporting that a woman in labor at her home needed help on Pleasant Street in Stoneham.
When Murphy and Colotti arrived, they realized she would not make it to the hospital before the baby came. They sprung into action.
The two officers guided the woman to lie down on her back, propped her with pillows, and helped deliver a healthy baby boy, according to a statement from Chief James McIntyre on Friday.
“I’m proud of Officers Murphy and Colotti for their calm and professional response last night,” McIntyre said in the statement. “This isn’t something that happens every day, and I want to congratulate the new mother and father on the birth of their son.”
Police did not identify the parents.
The Stoneham Fire Department and Action Ambulance arrived on scene soon afterward and transported the mother and her new son, Kyle — her third child — to Winchester Hospital, police spokesman Jordan Mayblum said in an e-mail.
Both mother and baby are doing well, according to the officers who visited the family Friday morning.