It was a very special express delivery at one San Diego-area post office Thursday morning when San Diego Police officers helped a woman and her boyfriend deliver their baby in the parking lot.
Vanessa Prado and her boyfriend, Dennis, were sleeping in their Mira Mesa home at approximately 4 a.m. when Vanessa started having contractions.
Dennis said he was trying to remain calm, but his first thoughts were: “Let’s go, time to go, it’s showtime.”
“I tried to tell her, hold on, keep your breathing, let’s just try to make it there as quickly as possible,” Dennis said.
The couple made it a few blocks from their house when Vanessa said she started to crown.
“I just said, ‘I’m not going to make it, and we’ve got to pull over, now,'” Vanessa said.
The couple had a choice: they could either pull over at the U.S. Post Office on Mira Mesa Boulevard, or at the McDonald’s across the street, so they went with the Post Office. When they pulled over, Dennis called 911.