Mom Gives Birth During Rush Hour

Dispatcher coaches father through delivery

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    A dispatcher talks a father through a delivery at Loop 12 and Highway 114. (Published Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010)

    Most people are born in a hospital, but one little North Texan was born at the corner of Highway 114 and Loop 12 in Irving.

    A Grapevine mother was on her way to Baylor Hospital in Dallas on Tuesday morning when her son decided he couldn't wait any longer.

    911 Call: Dispatcher Talks Dad Through Delivery

    [DFW] 911 Call: Dispatcher Talks Dad Through Delivery
    A dispatcher talks a father through a delivery at Loop 12 and Highway 114. (Published Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010)

    In the 911 call, the father is heard asking for help. At one point in the call, the father asks the mom-to-be if she thinks she can make it to the hospital. In between groans of pain, he realizes the baby is coming.

    "We got to stop and just have an ambulance come to where we're at," he said.

    Rush Hour Traffic Not Fast Enough for Newborn

    [DFW] Rush Hour Traffic Not Fast Enough for Newborn
    A dispatcher talks a father through a delivery at Loop 12 and Highway 114. (Published Tuesday, Sep 21, 2010)

    The dispatcher stayed calm during the 11-minute call and coached the dad into helping the mother give birth.

    "If you can see a little bit of the head coming out, that's called crowning, that means the baby is on the way," the dispatcher can be heard telling the father.

    When the baby is born, the father can heard yelling, "We got a baby! We got a baby!"

    An ambulance arrived a few minutes later and took the family to the hospital. Mom, dad and the baby boy are doing fine.

    The family could not be reached Tuesday for comment.