Fishers baby delivered on parents’ mattress


Lilah Poer was so anxious to meet her parents and four siblings that she couldn’t wait to get to the hospital before being born. 

The baby, now 1 month old, was delivered by Fishers firefighters and paramedics within minutes of their arrival at the family’s house.

Lilah was born to Patrick and Amy Poer during the early morning of Jan. 7, one of the coldest nights in Indiana history.

Firefighters arrived expecting to place the expectant mother on the cot and transport her to the hospital, however, Lilah had other plans. She was born on a mattress in the upstairs of the family’s home before being taken to Community Hospital North with her new mother by ambulance. Lilah joins siblings, Selah, 6, Aliyah, 3, Jonathan, 1, and Dylan, 15.