Mom of roadside baby meets 911 dispatcher who helped with delivery


by Jason Volentine

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Posted on September 12, 2013 at 6:26 AM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 9:48 AM

PHOENIX -- A Valley mother who gave birth on the side of the road just off the north Loop 202 last month got to meet the 911 dispatcher who walked her family through the delivery on Wednesday.

3TV first told you the story a couple weeks ago. As baby David turned 4 weeks old, I arranged for him and his mom got to meet the dispatcher who helped him come into the world.

The 911 call captures the hectic moments leading up David Galvan III's birth.

“Ma’am, listen to me.  Tell her not to push; I do not want her to push.  If the baby's not coming out tell her not to push,” said Phoenix Fire 911 dispatcher Taylor Beilmann.

“I have to push,” was the frantic reply heard in the background.  Beilmann then walked Galvan's family through the delivery until sirens could be heard in the background of the 911 call. 

When the family met Beilmann, they all got to hear parts of the story that didn’t translate over the phone the day of the birth.  For example, Beilmann was shocked to find out she had actually been talking to Galvan’s 16-year-old sister-in-law on the phone.  She was amazed how calm the girl had been given her age and the situation.

But mostly, it was an opportunity for the family to have a face and a name of the person who helped deliver their baby.  Galvan had Beilmann pose for a picture with little David to keep in the scrapbook.

“Definitely wasn't part of our birth plan but it's exciting.  The whole experience is exciting,” Galvan said.

For Beilmann, it was a rare chance to see her good work firsthand.

“It's awesome [because] we don't get to really know a lot of outcomes of our calls.  We never know what they look like.  We rarely, almost never, get to meet them.  So it's an awesome experience,” Beilmann said.

David is Galvan’s seventh child.  She said he’s also her last.  She think he was just looking for a way to make his mark in a big family.