Boynton father delivers baby in hospital

BOYNTON BEACH, FL (WFLX) - New information about a Boynton Beach father who says he delivered his own daughter at a South Florida hospital.

On Sunday, when it was time for Zaheer Ali's wife to deliver, he says, their doctor left them alone to perform an emergency c-section on another patient.

While the doctor was gone, Ali says, he was left alone to deliver the baby.

Bethesda Hospital released a statement saying the doctor checked Ali's wife and believed she had time to perform the c-section on another patient and come back. Zaheer's labor, however, progressed faster than expected.

The hospital says another nurse, just outside the patient's room, heard the patient and rushed in to assist the couple to deliver their baby.

Both mother and baby are doing fine.

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