Suffolk Police’s “Baby Whisperer” Visits The Jennifer Hudson Show
The Jennifer Hudson Show recently welcomed a Suffolk County police sergeant known as the “Baby Whisperer” onto the talk show in an episode that aired Dec. 9.
Suffolk County Police Sgt. Jon-Erik Negron has gained national attention for delivering five babies in the past five years on the job. He appeared on the famous actress and singer Jennifer Hudson’s daily talk show about a week after delivering his fifth baby on Long Island.
“Me and my buddies were seeing the video [that the police academy shows] you about delivering a baby and what you would do in a situation like that, and we were like, ‘Nah, we’re not gonna deliver a baby, it’ll never happen,’” Negron told Hudson on the show. “And the Suffolk Police academy instructor is like, ‘It happens. It might be you.’ I didn’t think it would be five times, but it did.”
Negron earned the nickname the “Baby Whisperer” in the Suffolk community. At his first delivery in 2017, the baby was already born but not breathing when he responded. Negron was able to suction the baby’s airways to save his life. Later on, the parents made Negron the boy’s godfather.
Most recently, on Nov. 26, Negron responded to a call to help Rebecca Reye, a Shirley mother who was in labor and could not make it to hospital, according to the Suffolk County Police Department. Negron, along with other officers and paramedics, helped safely deliver her baby, Owen, at about 10:25 a.m.
“While this is the third time Rebecca has been part of a baby delivery, one person in the room has her beat,” Suffolk County Police Department wrote on social media. “This is the fifth baby delivery Sgt. Negron has been involved in as a member of the SCPD, earning him the nickname the ‘Baby Whisperer.’”
Hudson rewarded Negron with gift baskets of her holiday giveaways at the end of the segment, in which he told his several stories of delivering babies in Suffolk.