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Friday, May 18, 2012 Ben's Birth Story

When a home birth surprises everyone

Friday, May 18, 2012 Ben’s Birth Story … What happens when a mother feels the urge to push but the baby won’t come out? The strength and vigor of this young couple will amaze you. You won’t believe what 15 medics couldn’t do.

“Before the paramedics even arrived, David delivered Ben’s head. Then, all of a sudden, there were 15 medics and firefighters gathered in our bedroom with me on the floor, naked, delivering a baby. (Apparently, the Fort Worth fire department responds to 911 calls with the paramedics, and all of them felt the need to crowd into our bedroom for the show.) I remember the lead guy, Pablo, asking how far apart my contractions were and thinking, “You’re a little late to this party, dude.” David’s response to him was simply: “No contractions. Baby.” I would have loved to have seen Pablo’s face at that moment.  David let Pablo take over and Ben was born at 4:03 am, 48 minutes after I felt my first contraction.”

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