She gave new meaning to the term live birth.
An NBC News 4 New York anchor welcomed a baby boy after her water broke during a live news broadcast on Tuesday night.
Natalie Pasquarella, 35, joined her co-hosts during the 11 p.m. news when she let out a quick giggle and waited for the newscast to end before telling anyone her water broke, NBC News 4 reported.
Pasquarella was responding to a question about Twitter’s new extended character limit before she laughed and the scene ultimately changed to the weather report.
Natalie Pasquarella, 35, joined her co-hosts during the 11 p.m. news when she let out a quick giggle and waited for the newscast to end before telling anyone her water broke.
“That little laugh that was the moment Natalie’s water broke,” a co-anchor said while replaying the evening’s broadcast.
“Live on this set, live on this air. As a true professional, Natalie calmly finished the newscast and then she went to the hospital.”
Pasquarella welcomed a baby boy on Wednesday — nearly 13 hours after News 4 New York’s executive producer and fellow people at 30 Rockefeller Plaza helped her get to the hospital.
Instagram selfie of NBC News New York anchor Natalie Pasquarella with baby bump. (Instagram)
Pasquarella was a few weeks early as she posted on Instagram just four days ago that she had about a month to go.
The little boy, Jamin James Pastore, weighed in at 5 pounds and 6 ounces.