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Dispatcher helps mom deliver baby over phone

Posted at 9:16 PM, Feb 23, 2016
and last updated 2016-02-24 00:47:47-05

INDIANAPOLIS -- Newborn baby Noah is healthy with lots of hair. He is only one week old, and already, he and his mom have the story of a lifetime. 

Noah's mom, Julie, was in the shower last week when she says contractions suddenly went from four minutes apart to a lot less than. 

"All I was trying to do was get the shampoo rinsed out of my hair so I could get out," she said. 

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Julie was home alone when her water broke just minutes later. Knowing then she wouldn't make it to the hospital, she braced for the unplanned home delivery. She says the pain overcame her, leaving just enough room for fear, when she realized the baby was breech. 

"Literally, his feet are sticking out of me. What do I do? Oh. Oh my God," Julie told the dispatcher. 

"I kind of set the phone down and just did what I had to do. Pushed and pulled," she said. 

And just as emergency crews were pulling up, Noah was born on the bathroom floor. 

And he has been healthy, and sleepy ever since. 


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