I was on the E train going to work reading a newspaper, looked up to see a pregnant woman crocheting, with a child in a stroller and luggage on her other side. It was midday so the train wasn't crowded. I didn't think anything of it. She started grimacing. Two women beside me noticed and I saw one lady go over to her asking when is she due and asked if she was on her way to the hospital. I heard the pregnant lady say she was on her way to the Jamaica station. She looked like she was in labor and I figured oh, these kind women will help her. To my dismay, they left at their stop. I was nearing my stop, I could see she was very uncomfortable. So, I asked if she needed any help. She said no, she was fine, her mom was going to pick her up at the station, which was 3 stops after mine. I quickly assessed the situation and decided I would make sure she got safely off the subway. She was grimacing more and more her contractions were 10 minutes apart. I took hold of her luggage while she pushed her child in the stroller. I knew I would never forgive myself if I heard she was on the 6pm news giving birth on a subway. We saw her mother at the end of the platform. I said take care and good luck, I felt I had to do the right thing and not turn a blind eye which is often the case in NYC, sometimes you can't tell who are scam artists but this woman clearly needed help. I told her she needed my help and I was there, she said she would do the same and said God bless you and gave me a quick hug. When I looked back she was still in pain and could barely walk, and I was very happy I could help when I did and hope someone will do the same for if I am ever in that position.
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