Dad Delivers Baby, With a Little Help

Thursday, May 6, 2010  |  Updated 11:53 AM PDT
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Dad Delivers Baby, With a Little Help

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Dispatchers teamed up to help a panicky father deliver an apparently healthy girl Wednesday, the North County Times reported.

Fire dispatcher Christy Tuck, 42, said she took the call at 3:54 p.m. from a Vista man who was screaming and only spoke Spanish. The call was routed through the California Highway Patrol, and a Spanish-speaking CHP dispatcher stayed on the line and relayed information, the paper reported.

Tuck was able to access information on her computer about delivering a baby and give instructions to the man. The baby came out just moments before paramedics with the Vista Fire Department arrived. The father tied off the umbilical cord with a shoestring as instructed.

Mother and daughter were taken to Tri-City Medical Center.

Tuck said she might ask her boss if she could meet the little girl.

"It would be nice to see the baby," she told the paper.

Read more: North County Times

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