911 dispatcher helps father deliver baby in family’s living room
CITRUS COUNTY, Fla. — A 911 dispatcher helped a father deliver his son at the family’s home on Monday morning, WFTS reports.
Brianna Springer was about 31 weeks pregnant. Her due date was in December.
On Monday, she said she went into labor around 3:30 a.m. after the placenta prematurely separated from her uterus.
“I had no idea they were coming so soon. Blayne got on the phone and the dispatcher told him, ‘you’re going to be delivering these babies,'” said Brianna Springer.
Springer’s fiancé, Blayne Guest, called 911 and a dispatcher gave him clear instructions. CCSO Communication Officer Phillip Stuart received the call.
“He told me, I would be delivering the baby and I felt quite unqualified,” said Guest. “My instructions were to get a shoelace, two towels and he told me to get her on the floor.”
The Citrus County Sheriff’s Office shared the story on the agency’s Facebook page.
The post read in part, “The mother was in her third trimester and expecting twins, but Officer Stuart wasn’t rattled as this is his second call requiring delivery instructions this year!”
Springer’s first baby, Hudson, was born on the family’s living room floor. Paramedics arrived about five minutes later and took her to a hospital about 45 minutes away.
The second twin, Rory, was born at the hospital.
“We got him to the hospital and he lost his heartbeat, but the nurses brought him back,” said Springer.
The fraternal twins are currently at AdventHealth in Orlando. The babies will stay there for six to eight weeks. One baby weighed 4 pounds, 8 ounces, the other weighed 4 pounds, 7 ounces.
“We have three other kids and this would be surprise 4 and 5. Our youngest is 9 months old,” said Springer.
Guest said they are grateful for the dispatcher’s assistance.
“I would say thank you. He saved a lot of lives. He didn’t just save the baby. He didn’t just save the brother. He saved everyone involved and we all would have been lost in that situation,” said Guest.