Metrobaby and Mom Discharged From Hospital

Saturday, Aug 3, 2013  |  Updated 6:54 PM EDT
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Baby Born on Metro Platform Goes Home

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Baby Born on Metro Platform Goes Home

A baby born on the platform of the L'Enfant Plaza Metro station this week heads home from the hospital with his mom. News4's Darcy Spencer reports.
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News4's cameras were rolling as the 23-year-old woman who gave birth on a Metro station platform earlier this week and her newborn, dubbed "Metrobaby," were discharged from GW Hospital Saturday.

Shavonnte Taylor delivered her 8-pound, 5-ounce baby boy on the platform of the L'Enfant Plaza station about 10:45 a.m. Thursday.

"It happened within 10 minutes," she told News4 of the birth.

Taylor went into labor on a Green Line train and stepped onto the platform. The station manager told News4's Adam Tuss that she cried out, "I'm having my baby!"

"Popped right out like she was a quarterback," Station Manager Saa Alpha said.

Fortunately, an EMT on the train also stepped off and helped deliver the baby. Another passenger offered the shirt off his back for the new mom; a third offered hand sanitizer.

Taylor and her son Amir-Mason were discharged from the hospital Saturday and are both in good health.

Her mother told News4 this wasn't Taylor's first strange birth experience -- her second son was born inside her bathroom at home.

Hear more from Taylor tonight on News4 at 6 p.m. and 11 p.m.

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