Woman gives birth in van along I-87

GLENS FALLS (AP) – Blake TenEyck will have quite a story to tell when he grows up and people ask him where he was born.

Julie TenEyck tells The Post-Star of Glens Falls she began having contractions early Wednesday at her home in Ballston Spa in Saratoga County, so she and her husband Jeremiah headed to Glens Falls Hospital, 25 miles away in neighboring Warren County.

While her husband Jeremiah drove the family minivan, Julie realized her baby wasn’t going to wait. Her husband pulled over on the side of the Adirondack Northway on the Saratoga-Warren county border, and the baby boy was born in the van’s front passenger seat.

A 911 dispatcher provided instructions to Jeremiah during the birth before an ambulance arrived and took the mother and baby to the nearby hospital.