911 operator guides Brevard County couple through birth of their child
911 dispatcher guides a couple through the birth of their child at home
BREVARD COUNTY, Fla. – Stephen Trout and his wife Diana spent their Valentine's Day cherishing their children including a baby boy whom they brought into the world on Jan.25 with the help of a Brevard County Fire Rescue dispatcher.
Stephen recalled the moment that he realized he had to deliver his child from home.
[AUDIO: Listen to 911 call (Warning, content may be graphic) ]
“My wife woke me up in the middle of the night and said, ‘This baby’s coming now,” Trout, a 34-year-old insurance agent in Merritt Island told News 6 partner Florida Today.
His wife Diana, a 31-year-old kindergarten teacher, said she had been experiencing contractions all day that went from 10 to 3 minutes apart, which she was timing with an app, Florida Today reports.
Diana woke up her husband and laid on the bed. When the baby's head started crowning and Stephen called 911.
The dispatcher, Bill Latza, calmly guided the husband through the birth.
“They were telling me to tell her to push and literally, within moments, he came out. I caught him…you could tell he was fighting to breathe. I stuck my finger in his mouth and cleared his airway,” he told Florida Today.
The healthy newborn, was Calin Beckett Trout, a 7-pound, 1-ounce baby with black, spikey hair and blue eyes, was delivered.
His umbilical cord was tied off with a drawstring from a pair of pants that were still attached.
The dispatcher received a special stork pin, given to 911 operators who successfully help deliver children over the phone.
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