Woman gives birth to one of her twins in vehicle in Lawrenceville

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A woman made an unexpected delivery Sunday morning when she gave birth to the first in a set of twin daughters while on her way to the hospital.

An emergency dispatch supervisor said the woman and the father called 911 at 1:55 a.m. and, within a minute, the first little girl -- later named Sasha -- arrived in the GMC Safari, in the 5100 block of Butler Street in Lawrenceville.

Initial reports indicated that the child was "breathing good and moving her hands and feet" and that "Dad is holding the baby."

Daughter No. 2 -- Sevira -- came a few minutes later at West Penn Hospital, Bloomfield, said spokesman Jennifer Davis.

"Everyone is doing well," Ms. Davis commented.

The mother was identified by Ms. Davis as Danielle Bowers of Vandergrift. The father is Jason Holt, also of Vandergrift.

Sasha and Sevira join four other siblings: a 7-year-old, a 3-year-old, a 2-year-old and a 10-month-old.

Sasha weighed 6 pounds, 8 ounces; Sevira, 5 pounds, 8 ounces. They are fraternal twins.

Karen Kane: kkane@post-gazette.com or at 724-772-9180. Staff writer Vivian Nereim contributed to this story.


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