PEORIA, AZ (3TV/CBS 5) - It was a special end to a 48-hour shift for a fire crew in Peoria when they helped a woman deliver her baby on Thursday morning. A 911 dispatcher received a call around 5:30 a.m. that a mother was having trouble giving birth. "The mother was in active labor and the child's head was showing," said Capt. Mark Barbee with the Peoria Fire-Medical Department. He said the boy's shoulder was stuck and wasn't coming out.
When the six-member team arrived, the woman's mother greeted them and showed them where to go. They found the woman on her back with the baby boy's head completely out. "They assisted that child by guiding that shoulder out," said Barbee. He added it wasn't complicated and no one was facing anything life-threatening. The mother and baby were taken to the hospital, where everyone is doing OK.
Barbee said the crews were glad to start their four days off on a happy note. "It's always special when you can experience a new life coming into the world," said Barbee.