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California Dispatcher Helps Deliver Baby Over Phone

VALLEJO, Calif. — A Vallejo Police Department 911 dispatcher extended some holiday cheer Thursday by helping to deliver a baby over the phone.

Police said the dispatcher, Susan Hart, was on the job when she received a frantic call around 8:03 p.m. from a parent who said their 27-year-old daughter was in labor.

Hart calmed the panicked parent and reassured them paramedics were on the way, police said.

She also gave them step-by-step instructions on how to deliver the baby in case the child couldn’t wait for EMS to arrive.

According to dispatch records, the baby was born only six minutes later.

When paramedic Stephen Kay arrived to the home shortly after, he were pleased to see that all appropriate steps to birth the baby had been followed.

Police say Kay then cut the umbilical cord and took both mom and baby to a nearby hospital.

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