If you’ve ever seen a woman go into labor on TV or in a movie, you might think it’s a pretty slow process. That wasn’t the case for one woman in Kansas, who went into labor in the middle of the night.
It was around 3 a.m. when her father, Jeff Toews, called 911 in Harvey County, Kansas, to report that his daughter, Emily, was in labor. Things were moving fast, however, and they feared she’d deliver the baby before the ambulance arrived.
Jeff, a former firefighter, had actually delivered a baby once before. That said, he explained that “when it’s your own family, the training goes out the window.”
A calm 911 operator, identified by Harvey County as “Courtney B” in a Facebook post, walked Jeff through the process of delivering the baby step-by-step. Jeff told reporters that he felt like the 911 operator had done this many times before, although he later found out that no 911 operator in Harvey County had ever assisted in a birth over the phone.
Just seven minutes after the healthy baby girl was born, the ambulance arrived to take mom and baby to a Wichita hospital. Both Emily and baby Reagan are healthy and happy.
Despite the unusual circumstances, Jeff thought it was a picture-perfect birthing experience. The former firefighter praised the 911 operator for her assistance. We’re sure the whole family is looking forward to many more exceptional moments in baby Reagan’s life!
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