WLS-Ch. 7 anchor Judy Hsu gives birth on the Ike
WLS-Ch. 7 anchor Judy Hsu delivered her fourth baby this morning -- while riding in the front seat of a car on the Eisenhower Expressway. Hsu and her husband were on their way to Northwestern Memorial Hospital when Alexander James made his debut, weighing in at 8 pounds, 13 ounces, the station reports. Mother and baby are doing fine, according to Hsu, who says the baby's nickname will be "Ike." Hsu told the station she went into labor just after 3 a.m. and left for Northwestern with her husband Tracy. "They made it to the inbound Ike at Cicero when they had to pull over. With the help of her husband, Judy gave birth in the front seat of her car," the station reported.
Hsu's husband said he remembered a story on the station's morning show of a couple who gave birth on the side of the road and the husband used his shoelaces to tie off the umbilical cord.
Hsu's husband said he tried the same thing and "it worked like a charm." The paramedics arrived shortly after and took Hsu to the hospital.